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Cohen, Marina.
Roaring Brook Press, 2016
IL 5-8, 4.3
ISBN: 1626722021

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Eleven-year-old Quinn has a lot on her plate. Her younger sister, Emma, has vanished, leaving behind an orange backpack and a devastated family; Quinn has been caught cheating at school; and her best friend Kara is moving away. While accompanying Kara and family on their trip from Colorado to their new home in California, Quinn and all end up at the mysterious Inn Between in the desert where Persephone, at the reception desk, greets them with “We’ve been expecting you.” Peculiar guests, a strange elevator that conveys people up (or down), never to return, and a creepy swimming pool with unsuspected depths all add to the unsettling atmosphere – and when Kara’s parents and brother abruptly disappear, the girls decide that it’s time to make a run for it. This eerie and multi-layered mystery, while dealing with dark issues, is an intriguing and addictive read. (Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award, 2018)

SUBJECTS:   Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Ghost stories.
                        Haunted places -- Fiction.
                        Horror fiction.
                        Hotels, motels, etc. -- Fiction.

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