THE EMPTY MIRROR
New York : Bloomsbury, 2004.
IL 5-8, RL 8.4
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looking in the mirror and not seeing your reflectionÖor, even worse, being
accused of being places you havenít been, doing things you havenít done!
This is exactly what happens to 13-year-old Nick Hodges back in 1931. Orphaned
as a result of the influenza epidemic of 1918, and raised by his bachelor
Uncle Jack, Nick has a reputation for being somewhat troublesome and exhibiting
a bit of a temper. Suddenly mischief is afoot in this coastal town,
the incidents escalating in severity from rudeness to vandalism to something
much more sinister and life threatening. And witnesses claim to have seen
Nick at the scene every time, clear as day! An old gravestone and
a chance meeting in the woods with his mirror image give Nick the clues
as to what his doppelganger has in mind. But will anyone believe him? Will
he be hanged for murder or committed to an asylum? Read THE EMPTY MIRROR.
(New Hampshire Great
Stone Face committee, 2005-2006)
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Influenza -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
New England -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
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