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Before Wings

by Beth Goobie

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paranormal, occult & supernatural
list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
published: 2001
ISBN:9781551431611
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 18
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Having barely survived a brain aneurysm two years earlier, fifteen-year-old Adrien, working at her Aunt Erinís summer camp, is caught between the land of the living and the spirit world, unsure where she belongs. As she struggles to understand the message delivered by the spirits of the five young women that only she sees, she learns of the tragic consequences of their connection to her aunt. Faced with the knowledge that another aneurysm could strike her at any time and mostly shunned by the other staff because she is the bossís niece, Adrien finds a soulmate in Paul, the camp handyman, who is convinced that he has seen his own death foretold.

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The spirits were moaning, a low sound that seemed to be calling the storm toward the beach where Adrien came to a halt, pushing to stay erect in the wind. She was sure the spirits were calling something specific— short phrase, several words, repeated like the lightning that snaked in the sky. Another sheer burst of white and Adrien stepped forward into the wild lake, the call of the spirit girls, the energy of their brains dying across the sky. Into some understood sameness.

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About the Author

Beth Goobie

Beth Goobie grew up in a family in which the appearance of a normal childhood hid many secrets. She moved away to attend university, became a youth residential treatment worker and studied creative writing at the University of Alberta. She is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, including The Pain Eater, The Lottery, the CLA Award-winning Before Wings, and the adult novel The First Principles of Dreaming. Beth makes her home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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