"Dying isn't pain. It's nothing. That's scary now, but you won't feel scared when you're nothing. You'll feel nothing when you're nothing."

Paige is dead, the victim of a freak fall from the roof during Physics class. Now she's a ghost, permanently bound to the grounds of her high school with only two misfit dead kids for company. Paige watches as everyone moves on with their lives, toward graduation, toward the future, while she stands still. But then a rumor that her death was in fact a suicide leads a desperate Paige to discover that she can possess her former classmates. Now she has a second chance to live again, not just one life, but many, leading her closer to the truth about her life and her death.

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Praise for Absent

Bank Street Best Books of the Year, 2014

International Literacy Award, Honor Book, Young Adult Fiction, 2014

“Paige’s quest for revenge and yearning for acknowledgment will ring true with teens. Readers will be engrossed until the very end.”
(School Library Journal)

“Sharp, poignant narration will keep readers engaged and entertained.” (
Publisher’s Weekly)

“An unexpectedly transcendent and moving finale.“ (Kirkus)

“A suspenseful mystery that sneaks up on you...Paige herself sets the story apart, realizing in the end that in order for her death or life to have meaning, she must first accept herself.” (Booklist)

   Absent by ChronicleBooks

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