The new school year brings with it a welcome return to normalcy after Alice's narrow escape from a cursed hotel while on summer vacation. But when a young girl drowns in a freak accident that seems eerily similar to her own near-death experience, Alice suspects there might be something going on that not even the police can uncover. The girl's older sister Eva attends Alice's school and Alice immediately befriends her. But things change when Alice learns that Eva is determined to use magic to bring her sister back. She must decide whether to help Eva work the highly dangerous magic or stop her at all costs. After all, no one knows better than Alice the true price of magic.
Reviews for The Looking Glass:
"Jessica Arnold's The Looking Glass is an original and gorgeous take on Alice in Wonderland. Filled with beautiful prose, fascinating characters and exciting plot twists, it is truly one of a kind." -- Tracy Deebs, author, Tempest Rising on The Looking Glass
"A truly modern ghost ...
Move over C S Lewis and Roald Dahl. There's a new storyteller on the rise and she's only 11 years old.
In this true-to-life story, Aimi, Roci, Mousi, Sybil and Sycamore are a loose group of friends, aka The Bunch, who attend school together. The Bunch go to a 150-year old church camp, Mount Hermon, founded around the time of the first gold rush in 1849. The camp is located in a giant forest situated in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, just over the hill from Silicon Valley. In keeping with the principles of its founders, Bart, Prissie and their adopted son Artie, the camp administrators want the camp to be a modern day refuge for children like the Bunch who live at a time when many people around them, including their parents, are chasing new gold in their area.
Each member of the Bunch becomes seemingly inexplicably lost in the giant forest. They must each find themselves, then find one another before they can together again find their way home. Along the way they receive ...
It had been a great day. Perhaps the Best Day...
A seaside village many years ago.
A boy makes a new friend who says he has always wanted to come to the seashore. This is his last wish, to see where the world ends and the blue begins -- because he is dying.
"Then we should do something fun today," the younger boy announces. Fun! With all the doctors and hospitals, there's been little time for fun. But what should they do?
Flying a kite is great fun on a windy day. But first they must make their kite. And they'll need supplies. And the money to buy them. And they will have to get around all the grown-ups who might stand in their way.
And so this never-to-be-forgotten day begins.
This is a story of friendship. Of first loss. And of seizing the day.