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Claire Legrand
Claire Legrand used to be a musician until she realized she couldn't stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now a writer, Ms. Legrand can often be found typing with purpose at her keyboard, losing herself in the stacks at her local library, or embarking upon spontaneous adventures to lands... show more
Claire Legrand used to be a musician until she realized she couldn't stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now a writer, Ms. Legrand can often be found typing with purpose at her keyboard, losing herself in the stacks at her local library, or embarking upon spontaneous adventures to lands unknown. Her first novel is THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, a New York Public Library Best Book for Children in 2012. Her second novel, THE YEAR OF SHADOWS, is out now, also from Simon & Schuster, with her third novel, WINTERSPELL, to follow in fall 2014. She is one of the four authors behind THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, an anthology of dark middle grade fiction due out May 27, 2014 from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins. Claire lives in New Jersey with a dragon and two cats. Visit her at claire-legrand.com and at enterthecabinet.com.
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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 4 years ago
I found my mind wandering at times, but I do have to say, it was a creepy read, and younger horror fans will likely enjoy this from start to finish.
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it 5 years ago
This is a surprisingly creepy and disturbing tale of bugs, dark hallways and marionette dolls. It is a tale of mystery, deception, false appearances and sneaking suspicions. "The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls" is not a perfect story; but it is a story of perfection, and how we are defined by our...
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it 5 years ago
I hate it when GR eats my review. You spend forever typing it and it actually expresses what you were thinking pretty darn well and then GONE. Forever. So, now you get this.2.5 - 3 starsI almost needed to create a new shelf for this one: Creepy books you should not read before bed.I liked Victoria a...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 5 years ago
I don't think I've read a more creepy MG book in my life. Nothing nightmare inducing, certainly, but there were shivers. I loved Victoria. She reminded me a bit of myself, what with her absolute horror at receiving a "B" on an assignment. That ending was cruel though. Just cruel.
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it 5 years ago
Are you ready for something different? Ready for something deliciously creepy? Brace yourself and open the pages of Claire Legrand's The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls. From the first page I was completely enamored with Miss Victoria Wright. Practically perfect in every way, Victoria is the epi...
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