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Breathe: A Ghost Story

Length: 238 pages3 hours


Winner of the Salford Book Award, the Calderdale Book Award and the Virginia Readers' Choice Award. In May 2013 Breathe was
voted by the Schools Network of British Libraries as one of the top 100 adult and children's novels of all time.
A chilling story of the supernatural for readers of 10+.

Jack is used to danger. His asthma has nearly killed him more than once. But his new home has a danger he’s never known before - the spirits of the dead.
They can’t breathe, but in Jack’s house they chase, hide, scream.
Only Jack can see them. Only he can hear them. And only he can learn their secrets in time to save himself... and his mother...

'a true ghost story - the kind that lays it's cold fingers on you, grips tight and doesn't let you go even when the last page has been turned ... Wonderfully spine-chilling...' The Bookseller

'An astoundingly creative story, with some truly scary moments ... the remarkable way in which McNish develops the theme of breathing, including an acutely well-drawn representation of Jack's chronic asthma, and you find yourself with a multi-layered story that will genuinely unnerve the reader, in a way so many ghost stories fail to do.' Books for Keeps

'Scary, disturbing and intense, a thoroughbred amongst haunted house tales.' SFX

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