The Revenant By Sonia Gensler
Release Date June 14, 2011
Published By Knopf Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads: When Willie arrives in Indian Territory, she knows only one thing: no one can find out who she really is. To escape a home she doesn't belong in anymore, she assumes the name of a former classmate and accepts a teaching job at the Cherokee Female Seminary.

Nothing prepares her for what she finds there. Her pupils are the daughters of the Cherokee elite—educated and more wealthy than she, and the school is cloaked in mystery. A student drowned in the river last year, and the girls whisper that she was killed by a jealous lover. Willie's room is the very room the dead girl slept in. The students say her spirit haunts it.

Willie doesn't believe in ghosts, but when strange things start happening at the school, she isn't sure anymore. She's also not sure what to make of a boy from the nearby boys' school who has taken an interest in her—his past is cloaked in secrets. Soon, even she has to admit that the revenant may be trying to tell her something. . . .

I am always in for a good ghost story but I never seem to come across one that appeals to me. The Revenant by Sonia Gensler is one such ghost story that has caught my attention. I am not new to the concept of "the revenant' which means ghost or animated corpse in early folklore so it will be interesting to see how this concept factors in to the overall story. There seems to be the element of mystery as well which is exciting. Overall very intriguing.

1 comment:

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