Me, the Missing, and the Dead

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Harper Collins, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 201 pages
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Me: Lucas Swain—I'm nearly sixteen years old and live in London. I was fairly normal until the night I found Violet. Then everything changed.

The Missing: Dad. He disappeared five years ago. Nobody knows what happened to him, and nobody cares except me. It's enough to drive you crazy.

The Dead: That's Violet . . . in the urn. Speaking of crazy—I know she's trying to tell me something, and I think it's about my father. . . .

A dead lady may not be much to go on, but my dad's out there somewhere, and it's up to me to find out where.

 

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ME, THE MISSING, AND THE DEAD

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Deciding to hire a cab with the ten pounds his sister left in his jacket after borrowing it, Lucas enters a London cab company office to find himself mystically drawn to Violet, the dead inhabitant of ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
14
Section 4
20
Section 5
29
Section 6
40
Section 7
46
Section 8
63
Section 16
115
Section 17
123
Section 18
128
Section 19
136
Section 20
142
Section 21
145
Section 22
152
Section 23
165

Section 9
67
Section 10
76
Section 11
83
Section 12
88
Section 13
92
Section 14
99
Section 15
105
Section 24
171
Section 25
175
Section 26
180
Section 27
192
Section 28
196
Section 29
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About the author (2008)

Jenny Valentine worked in a food shop for fifteen years, where she met many extraordinary people and sold more organic bread than there are words in her first book. She studied English literature at Goldsmith's College, which almost made her stop reading but not quite. Her debut novel, Me, the Missing, and the Dead, won the prestigious Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the UK under the title Finding Violet Park. Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children. She lives in Hay on Wye, England.