Ever since her mother passed away, Katie's been alone in her too-big house with her genius dad, who restores old paintings for a living. Katie takes a summer job at a garden estate, where, with the help of two brothers and a glamorous librarian, she soon becomes embroiled in decoding a mystery. There are secrets and shadows at the heart of Nothing but Ghosts symbols hidden in a time-darkened painting, and surprises behind a locked bedroom door. But most of all, this is a love story--the story of a girl who learns about love while also learning to live with her own ghosts.
This is a heartfelt, lyrical tale from the National Book Award-nominated author of Undercover and House of Dance.
About the Author
Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of books for both adults and young readers, including Going Over, You Are My Only, Small Damages, and Handling the Truth. She lives in Devon, Pennsylvania.
Elegantly polished yet tender, with the book deftly illuminating complicated emotions and relationships
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
Kephart skillfully uses nuanced characters and resonant imagery to make the familiar feel new and magical.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Beth Kephart’s dazzling new novel is wise and wonderful, certain to be a revelation for young adult readers.