Dead Beautiful

By Yvonne Woon
(Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423119562, 464pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
“Ever wonder why, when someone dies, we put them in a box and bury them six feet under? Read Dead Beautiful and discover the Undead, those children who have not been buried after dying, and Gottfried Academy, a boarding school that teaches humans and the Undead how to behave and get along with each other -- most of the time. This riveting story of selfless love, passion, and friendship combined with mystery and suspense will keep teens turning the pages.”
-- Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI


Description

On the morning of her sixteenth birthday, Ren e Winters was still an ordinary girl. She spent her summers at the beach, had the perfect best friend, and had just started dating the cutest guy at school. No one she'd ever known had died. But all that changes when she finds her parents dead in the Redwood Forest, in what appears to be a strange double murder.

After the funeral Ren e's wealthy grandfather sends her to Gottfried Academy, a remote and mysterious boarding school in Maine, where she finds herself studying subjects like Philosophy, Latin, and the "Crude Sciences."

It's there that she meets Dante Berlin, a handsome and elusive boy to whom she feels inexplicably drawn. As they grow closer, unexplainable things begin to happen, but Ren e can't stop herself from falling in love. It's only when she discovers a dark tragedy in Gottfried's past that she begins to wonder if the Academy is everything it seems. Little does she know, Dante is the one hiding a dangerous secret, one that has him fearing for her life.

Dead Beautiful is both a compelling romance and thought-provoking read, bringing shocking new meaning to life, death, love, and the nature of the soul.



Indie Bookstore Finder

Indie Bestsellers

We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Delacorte Press
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Anchor
The Bees
Laline Paull
Ecco Press
All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
Scribner Book Company

Make Your Own Wishlist








Update Profile