Meridian – Amber Kizer (2010)
The first creatures to seek me were the insects; my parents cleaned the bassinet free of dead ants the morning after they brought me home from the hospital. My first word was “dead.”
Meridian’s sixteenth birthday is the day she discovers that she’s a Fenestra.
A window to the afterlife, and the reason why the dead seek her out.
Meridian has entered into an age-old feud between the Creators and the Destroyers, the forces of light and the forces of darkness.
I found this book interesting, engaging, and I didn’t want to put it down. I also didn’t want it to end.
At times confusing, the events moving too quickly for the writing, but that is easily forgivable by the warm cast of characters.
I also found the antagonists (a town full of born-again “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” Fire & Brimstone types) terrifying.
Also, I really want a wolf.
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Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Suggested Reading Level: Grades 7-10
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