Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour...

17 Jul 2014 by

Melodramatic and youthful, Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour is a modern adaptation of the Scottish ballad of Tam Lin told for a young adult audience. Synopsis College freshman Serafina Sullivan is grieving the recent death of her sister, Lily Rose, and the past death of her mother when she and her father pick up and move across country, from west coast to east, to a mysterious and history-steeped small New York college town. Immediately upon her arrival she notices some slightly off-center events like a creepy broken altar inside an abandoned chapel covered in a moldy pink cake. She’s quickly distracted from these quirky affairs when she meets Jack Fata, a member of the secretive, wealthy, and glamorous Fata family. Young Jack has red-tipped dark hair, a tiny ruby in his nostril, and an...

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