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The Midnight Dress - Karen Foxlee
The Midnight Dress
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Quiet misfit Rose doesn't expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It's better not to get too attached when Rose and her... show more
Quiet misfit Rose doesn't expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It's better not to get too attached when Rose and her father live on the road, driving their caravan from one place to the next whenever her dad gets itchy feet. But Rose can't resist the mysterious charms of the town or the popular girl, try as she might.Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue for Rose to wear at the Harvest Festival—a dress that will have long-lasting consequences on life in Leonora, a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls. Karen Foxlee's breathtaking novel weaves friendship, magic, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and distinctly original.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375856457 (0375856455)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Bemused Bookworm
Bemused Bookworm rated it
5.0 The Midnight Dress
Wow, this book was super interesting and unique. It had all the elements of a regular high school type book (new town, upcoming dance, "mean" girls) but it turned out like 100% unique. The beginning of each chapter has a little snippet of foreshadowing...almost like the story was told in present ten...
Jasmyn's Reviews
Jasmyn's Reviews rated it
3.0 The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee
In a round about way this is story of a missing girl. It is told in two parts. The beginning of the chapters details the events of the day of the disappearance and the investigation that follows, while the rest of the chapter tells the story of Rose and through Rose - her friend Pearl. While the sto...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0 The Midnight Dress
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IHeartYAFiction
IHeartYAFiction rated it
Short and Sweet:The Midnight Dress is beautiful, magical and heartbreaking. One of the best for me in 2013 for sure. Karen Foxlee is one of those authors who can create a captivating, gorgeous atmosphere worth losing yourself in. A truly unique and wonderful story!To Elaborate....Rose has 'landed' i...
jenryland
jenryland rated it
I went into this book expecting the typical YA paranormal -- new girl in town, big dance coming up at school, prom dresses -- the same story I've read a dozen times over.What I got instead was a spellbinding story that's one part dark fairy tale, one part coming of age story, one part mystery. Told ...
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