Grave Matter by Juno Dawson
  

Grave Matter

Written by Juno Dawson
Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

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In a nutshell: Gothic tale of love and obsession

Teenage love is the subject of Juno Dawson’s thoroughly creepy new book for Barrington Stoke: ‘I think we love more freely… more playfully, with reckless abandon’, says Eliza to her boyfriend Sam shortly before she is killed in a car crash, which almost explains his actions after her death. Sam’s grief is all-encompassing, and he is prepared to do absolutely anything to see her again… It’s a genuinely chilling story, but Dawson keeps a playfulness there too, and finally leads Sam back to hopes of a happy future. Beautiful full page illustrations by Alex T Smith send more shivers down the spine; one to read with all the lights on. ~ Andrea Reece

Readers gripped by this dark story would enjoy short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, M R James and E F Benson.

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Synopsis

Grave Matter by Juno Dawson

Grave Matter is a Gothic YA novella of love, obsession and the supernatural from the award-winning Queen of Teen Juno Dawson, collaborating for the first time with prize-winning illustrator Alex T. Smith. This is a real stand-out YA title with brilliant storytelling matched with stunning illustration and perfect for reluctant or struggling teen readers.

Since the crash, since Eliza died, Samuel can't find a way to go on. His need to see his love again is overwhelming, and so he ventures into the strange, terrifying world of Hoodoo. Samuel is about to make a pact with powers he cannot comprehend, let alone control...

A chilling tale of love that reaches beyond the grave.

About the Author

Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson – formerly known as James – is the multi award-winning author of dark teen thrillers HOLLOW PIKE, CRUEL SUMMER, SAY HER NAME and UNDER MY SKIN. In 2015, she released her first contemporary romance, ALL OF THE ABOVE. In 2016, she authored one of the World Book Day titles: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE. Juno lives in Brighton.

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Format

Paperback
136 pages

Author

Juno Dawson
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Author's Website

www.junodawson.com/

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

27th September 2017

ISBN

9781781126042

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