Blackwood by Gwenda Bond

By Gwenda Bond

On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 those who mysteriously vanished from the misplaced Colony 1000s of years in the past is simply an outside drama for the travelers, a narrative humans inform. but if the island faces the surprising disappearance of 114 humans now, an not likely pair of 17-year-olds could be the merely wish of bringing them again.

Miranda, a misfit lady from the island's so much notorious kin, and Phillips, an exiled youngster legal who hears the voices of the lifeless, needs to keep away from all people from federal brokers to long-dead alchemists as they paintings to discover the secrets and techniques of the hot misplaced Colony. the single factor they can't evade is every one other.

Blackwood is a dismal, witty coming of age tale that mixes America's oldest secret with a completely modern romance.

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So zombie lady showed me wigs that make you look like Dracula or an Oompa Loompa or Justin Bieber (ew). She climbed on a ladder to get a long, yellow wig for Jack. And that’s when I saw it, perched high on the shelf—a wig with wild white hair sticking out in all directions. Einstein! She got it down for me and helped me try it on. but all righthing’s somet g. missin The moustache. You need a white moustache. * 49 Then she helped me find just the right moustache and showed me how to use this weird gluey stuff to stick it to my face.

Jack was kinda glaring back at me. “Actually, a lot of kids do. ” Jack’s face and voice got quieter then. “They’re both real,” he sighed. ” 33 “Nah. I’ll get a different one,” I said. But of course, by the time I made it back to the science book table, all the Einsteins had disappeared. ’ N ooo ! ! 34 A is for A u dacio u s  A AA AA A AAAAAA A AA A A A = I brought home my mid-term report card today and presented it to my parents and Goosy at dinner. 6 A’s! I figured that was at least worth chocolate pudding for dessert—or maybe something better, like a sundae with whipped cream and those bright-red cherries I’m so enamored* of.

Timothy was dancing on his chair now, holding the report card above his head like it was a winning lottery ticket. “Aldo’s getting a Dee-eee,” he sing-songed. ” “Well, a D is unacceptable,” said Mom, “in any language. I’ll talk to your Spanish teacher tomorrow to see what you need to do to bring up your grade. ” Goosy, she just said “¡Te amo! ”and started clearing the dishes. So here I am in my room, dessertless. The rain is beating against my windows and the thunder is booming—a cacophony of despair.

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