One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

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Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies from influenza, but then she returns to reclaim Annie's friendship and punish all the girls who bullied her. Young readers who revel in spooky stories will relish this chilling tale of a girl haunted by a vengeful ghost.
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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Jul 18, 2017
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781328699022
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Ghost Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20th Century
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Bullying
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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