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Doubleday Canada, 2003 - Fiction - 278 pages
25 Reviews
Garnet Havelock was always a bit different from other guys. He never quite fit in and he was okay with that. Now, in his final year of high school, he’s just marking time, waiting to get out into the real world.

When a mysterious girl transfers to his school Garnet thinks he might have found the girl of his dreams, if only he could get her to talk to him.

As Garnet struggles to win over one girl, another girl is trying to get his attention – unfortunately she lived over 150 years ago. Garnet becomes fascinated by her history and that of the black community she belonged to. As he draws closer to the truth, he uncovers a horrifying chapter in his town’s history, and discovers the ways in which deep-seated prejudices and persecution from the past can still reverberate in the present.

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This book is amazing!!! Reading it was so mush fun and interesting. Garnet is a young teenage boy living a crazy life, working at his dad's small antique shop and having a love at first sight ... Read full review

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Believable, so then, well written. Read full review

About the author (2003)

William Bell, author, editor and educator, holds master's degrees in both education and literature. He has been a high school English department head in Ontario and an instructor at universities in Harbin and Beijing, China, and at the University of British Columbia. Award-winning author of ten books for young people including Zack, which won the Mr. Christie's Book Award, Bell lives in Orillia, Ontario with writer Ting-xing Ye.

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