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I read this book so long ago but every time I think of a book that I just randomly picked up and loved, this one is at the top of my list. If you haven’t yet read A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison, and if you are drawn to books (like me) that have flawed and complex characters, a wonderful story and beautiful writing, this is something I would encourage you to pick up when you can.
A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison
Published by Carolrhoda Lab ™ on September 1st 2013
Genres: Magical Realism, Romance, Social Themes, Suicide, Young Adult Fiction
Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother. Now, in the wake of the Headmaster's sudden death, the whole academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore the fae. Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—two of them—on the school grounds. Her only confidante is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. Yet even as she gives more of herself to him, Dane spirals toward a tragic fate—dragging Ophelia, and the rest of Elsinore, with him. You know how this story ends. Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make—and a promise to keep.