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The Cresswell Plot

The Cresswell Plot

The woods were insane in the dark, terrifying and magical at the same time. But best of all were the stars, which trumpeted their light into the misty dark. Castella Cresswell and her five siblings???Hannan, Casper, Mortimer, Delvive, and Jerusalem??? know what it’s like to be different. For years, their world has been confined to their ramshackle family home deep in the woods of upstate New York. They abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father. Slowly, Castley and her siblings start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them. But, at school, they’re still the freaks they’ve always been to the outside world. Marked by their plain clothing. Unexplained bruising. Utter isolation from their classmates. That is, until Castley is forced to partner with the totally irritating, totally normal George Gray, who offers her a glimpse of a life filled with freedom and choice. Castley’s world rapidly expands beyond the woods she knows so well and the beliefs she once thought were the only truths. There is a future waiting for her if she can escape her father’s grasp, but Castley refuses to leave her siblings behind. Just as she begins to form a plan, her father makes a chilling announcement: the Cresswells will soon return to their home in heaven. With time running out on all of their lives, Castley must expose the depth of her father’s lies. The forest has buried the truth in darkness for far too long. Castley might be their last hope for salvation.
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Family / Siblings

On Sale: June 4th 2016

Price: $7.99 / $9.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 272

ISBN-13: 9781484732502

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Reader Reviews

Praise

"A breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga. Readers will be swept into the Cresswells' claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it's set aflame . . . [A] page-turner along the compulsive lines of Flowers in the Attic."—Kirkus Reviews
"A debut novel you definitely don't want to miss... You'll be captivated by its dark, rich world."—Bustle
"As dark and lovely-and, at times, as chilling-as a midnight stroll through the deepest woods. Wass is a startlingly brilliant new voice with a can't-miss debut."—Kiersten White, New York Times best-selling author of And I Darken and Paranormalcy
"Wass's novel delivers one emotional blow after another... Castley's narration never falters in this harrowing portrait of a family undergoing desperate change."—Horn Book
"Gripping."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"One of the best books I've read this year."—Louise O?Neill, author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It
"Rapid-fire suspense."—VOYA
"Debut author Wass fashions a haunting family portrait centered on the power of belief."—Publishers Weekly
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