Sacred (Hardcover)

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Description


A grieving girl meets a boy with mystical powers in this passionate love story.
Growing up on Catalina Island, off the California coast, Scarlett Wenderoth has led a fairly isolated life. After her brother dies, her isolation deepens as she withdraws into herself, shutting out her friends and boyfriend. Her parents, shattered by their own sorrow, fail to notice Scarlett's pain and sudden alarming thinness. Scarlett finds pleasure only on her horse, escaping to the heart of the island on long, solitary rides. One day, as she races around a bend, Scarlett is startled by a boy who raises his hand in warning and says one word: "Stop."
The boy--intense, beautiful--is Will Cohen, a newcomer to the island. For reasons he can't or won't explain, he's drawn to Scarlett and feels compelled to keep her safe. To keep her from wasting away. His meddling irritates Scarlett, though she can't deny her attraction to him. As their relationship blossoms into love, Scarlett's body slowly awakens at Will's touch. But just when her grief begins to ebb, she makes a startling discovery about Will, a discovery he's been grappling with himself. A discovery that threatens to force them apart. And if it does, Scarlett fears she will unravel all over again.
"Will appeal to many teens, especially fans of the Twilight series."--"Booklist
""Filled with tension and angst. . . . Readers will be looking for the next installment."--"School Library Journal
""A poignant novel of loss and grief, but also of hope."--"VOYA.

About the Author


ELANA K. ARNOLD, the author of several young adult novels, earned her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis. She lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. "The Question of Miracles" is her middle-grade debut. www.elanakarnold.com

Praise For…


"Will appeal to many teens, especially fans of the Twilight series."--Booklist

"Filled with tension and angst. . . . Readers will be looking for the next installment."--School Library Journal

"A poignant novel of loss and grief, but also of hope."--VOYA

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385742115
ISBN-10: 0385742118
Publisher: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 13th, 2012
Pages: 356
Language: English