The Things She's Seen
This brilliantly written thriller explores the lives--and deaths--of two girls, and what they will do to win justice. Sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year! Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died. Her dad is drowning in grief. He's also... read full description below.
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This brilliantly written thriller explores the lives--and deaths--of two girls, and what they will do to win justice. Sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year! Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died. Her dad is drowning in grief. He's also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But now she's got a mystery to solve, a mystery that will hopefully remind her detective father that he is still alive, that there is a life after Beth that is still worth living. Who is Isobel Catching, and why is she able to see Beth, too? What is her connection to the crime Beth's father has been sent to investigate--a gruesome fire at a home for troubled youth that left an unidentifiable body behind? What happened to the people who haven't been seen since the fire? As Beth and her father unravel the mystery, they find a shocking and heartbreaking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town, and a friendship that lasts beyond one life and into another...
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||An intense, addictive book. Shocking and heartbreaking truths come to light, and the book deftly examines racism, violence, terrible historic injustices and corruption within the police force. This is a book that shows trauma and survival. It's completely gripping, and while highly recommended for young adults, it also deserves a wider readership. --Readings, Australia A fusion of ghost story and crime thriller, it also combines poetry and fiction to striking and exciting effect. --The Saturday Paper, Australia A ghost story as well as a psychological thriller, The Things She's Seen seamlessly weaves together the poetic and the everyday. A magnificent and life-giving novel. -- Justine Larbalestier Terrible crimes lie at the centre here; viewed through the eyes of young women of unquenchable spirit, they can be approached, examined, and ultimately solved. This novel will turn gazes in the right direction, and make the caw of every crow more resonant. --Margo Lanagan
AMBELIN and EZEKIEL KWAYMULLINA come from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australian. They believe in the power of storytelling to create a more just world. While they have both written and illustrated other books, WHEN YOU KNOW is this brother and sister team's first joint YA novel. Zeke is a PhD. student writing a thesis about diversity in children's literature. Ambelin is an assitant professor of law at the University of Western Australia, teaching about Indigenous Peoples and the Law. She is also a commentator on diversity in children's literature, runs a volunteer initiative to provide marginalised writers with the chance to tell their stories, and works with publishers on matters related to respectful storytelling.