Being Dead

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 1, 2003 - Young Adult Fiction - 224 pages
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A sixteen-year-old will give anything to be with her true love--even though he died two hundred years ago. . . . A sopping-wet little dead girl stalks a teen who had nothing to do with her death--honest! . . . A heartless man dances with his wife--after she's passed away.

From the hilarious to the horrific, master storyteller Vivian Vande Velde explores the world of the dead--and the undead--in this surprisingly moving collection of unnerving tales.


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User Review  - Thejamiemarie - Goodreads

I read her other book of stories and I wanted a book I could read in about 2 hours all the way through so I picked up this one. Only 7 stories this time instead of 13 which I actually think is better ... Read full review


Drop by Drop
Dancing with Marjories Ghost
Shadow Brother
The Ghost
For Love of Him
October Chill
Being Dead
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Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent, User Unfriendly, All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It ..., and the Edgar Award–winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at

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