Dark Companion

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Macmillan, Jul 3, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
21 Reviews

Jane Eyre meets Twilight in Dark Companion, a lush and romantic YA gothic tale about an orphaned girl who attends an exclusive private school and finds herself torn between the headmistress's two sons.

Orphaned at the age of six, Jane Williams has grown up in a series of foster homes, learning to survive in the shadows of life. Through hard work and determination, she manages to win a scholarship to the exclusive Birch Grove Academy. There, for the first time, Jane finds herself accepted by a group of friends. She even starts tutoring the headmistress's gorgeous son, Lucien. Things seem too good to be true.

They are.

The more she learns about Birch Grove's recent past, the more Jane comes to suspect that there is something sinister going on. Why did the wife of a popular teacher kill herself? What happened to the former scholarship student, whose place Jane took? Why does Lucien's brother, Jack, seem to dislike her so much?

As Jane begins to piece together the answers to the puzzle, she must find out why she was brought to Birch Grove--and what she would risk to stay there....

 

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Marta Acosta's writing is fabulous, as usual. - LibraryThing
The plot is also fairly predictable. - LibraryThing
Other parts of the book are pretty basic YA writing. - LibraryThing
The writing is a bit inconsistent. - LibraryThing
Birch Grove Academy for Girls, a full scholarship. - LibraryThing
The plot of the book is strange yet addicting. - LibraryThing

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Orphaned at the age of six, Jane Williams has grown up in a series of foster homes, learning to survive in the shadows of life. Through hard work and determination, she manages to win a scholarship to ... Read full review

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User Review  - spantalian12 - LibraryThing

Hmmmm What to day about this book. I liked it and I didn't like it. First off I'm not sure how I feel about the main character, Jane. When we first see Jane she is telling off the woman who ran the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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About the author (2012)

MARTA ACOSTA is the author of the award-winning Casa Dracula series. She received degrees in creative writing and literature from Stanford University and was a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and the Contra Costa Times. Her books have been selected as: Book Sense Pick, Fresh Fiction Fresh Pick, Catalina Magazine Humor Book of the Year, and BookPage Notable pick. Marta lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

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