The Summer Sacrifice
Pity Me schoolchildren are dying. The Establishment claim the Great Goddess is pulling out the weeds to make way for the flowers. But thirteen-year-old Jamie Tuff knows different, thanks to her newly wandering soul. Her Gift will set her on a path of discovery and will land her in mortal danger. What will win out? The power of fear...or of hope? Magical fantasy adventure for readers aged 10+. More
"The present world is often terrifying to a sensible adult. Hinton reflects its effect on youngsters in a powerfully imagined world that hums with poetry. In its pages, in the words of Yeats, a terrible beauty is born. Herein lies empathy, barreling adventure and an iconic heroine, Jamie Tuff." Charles Bane Jr., nominee as Poet Laureate of Florida.
Three hundred years ago, the Great Goddess sent a storm to destroy mankind. She nearly succeeded. One Island survived. These days, the Goddess stops the spread of evil by sacrificing the Island’s rotten teenage souls. Or so the story goes...
When Jamie Tuff survives her Taking she thinks her worst nightmares are behind her. But then her soul starts wandering into other people’s bodies, and she discovers that the Island harbours a deadly secret. Now, Jamie must save her little world from a fate worse than—well, worse than what the Goddess has already done to it.
Join Jamie Tuff and friends on their adventures through land, sea and sky, in a world where stars walk and Halfhawks fly.
Magical fantasy adventure for readers aged 10+.