In the Shadow of Blackbirds

Blackbirds

“In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?” –Jacket

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  1. In the Shadow of Blackbirds is a book of passion and paranoia. Set during 1918, the year of the infamous influenza outbreak, and the final moments of the First World War, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. It’s in this time of confusion and sickness that sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort. Mary has never believed in ghosts; however the death of her first love forces her to rethink her position. A position that may lead Mary down a dangerous path.

    Pick up this book today from your school library and follow Mary down her path.

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