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Leavitt, Martine.
Front Street, 2006
ISBN 1932425292
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This book is a wonderful story full of romance and the supernatural.
16-year-old Keturah is a beautiful and talented storyteller who lives with her grandmother in a poor village on the outskirts of a huge forest. She is motivated by her grandparents' long, loving marriage, and is determined not to settle for anything less than her `own true love' when it comes to marriage. One day Keturah gets lost in the dense woods. After wandering for three days without food or water, she resigns herself to death. The shadowy personification of Death appears on a black stallion. He is young and handsome, but melancholy and stern, too. Keturah realizes she is not ready to die and tries to "cheat death" by mesmerizing him with a story and then refusing to tell him the ending. This prompts Lord Death to strike a deal with Keturah: If, in one day, she can find her true love, she will not die until she is old and ready. If she cannot find her Love, Lord Death will return and take Keturah with him to hear the rest of the story. While she’s on the quest to find her True Love, Keturah learns surprising truths about life, love and herself.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards nominee, 2008-2009)
SUBJECTS: Death -- Fiction.
                    Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                    Love -- Fiction.
                    Grandmothers -- Fiction.

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