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Fourteen year old Cristyn is not happy when her college professor father announces that they are going to spend the summer in Wales with another professor and her two children. Her interest is piqued when her father shares that her deceased mother (died when Cristyn was 3) was from the same part of Wales where they will be staying. When they arrive at their cottage, it looks remarkably like a painting of her mother's childhood home. Conflicts arise with her dad's colleague's daughter Miranda, also fourteen. Miranda is very angry in the wake of her parents divorce. She's moody, and takes out her anger on her little brother Dennis with whom Cristyn sympathizes. Spooky happenings lead to the three children exploring the ancient basement of the home. Cristyn sees the ghostly image of a girl and her father from the late thirteenth century trying to escape from a fire. She strongly feels her presence in a stone circle near the cottage. Some research and information from the professors reveals that Llewelyn, a Welsh rebel from that time period lived close by maybe even in their house. In discovering the story of the ghostly girl and her connection to Llewelyn, Cristyn is able to finally talk to her father about her mother and come to some resolution of her anger about her mother's death. Miranda and Dennis too are able to come to terms with their family situation by working through the ancient story.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   mother Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Momma gone

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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