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The Girl and the Ghost
The Girl and the Ghost | Hanna Alkaf
6 posts | 4 read | 7 to read
A Malaysian folk tale comes to life in this emotionally layered, chilling middle grade debut, perfect for fans of The Book of Boy and The Jumbies. I am a dark spirit, the ghost announced grandly. I am your inheritance, your grandmothers legacy. I am yours to command. Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit. She names her ghostly companion Pink, and the two quickly become inseparable. But Suraya doesnt know that pelesits have a dark sideand when Pinks shadows threaten to consume them both, they must find enough light to survive . . . before they are both lost to the darkness. Fans of Holly Blacks Doll Bones and Tahereh Mafis Furthermore series will love this ghostly middle grade debut that explores jealousy, love, and the extraordinary power of friendship.
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I enjoyed my #audiowalk with this book. The weather was apt for this story as it begin with stormy clouds, drizzles, sunshine & a rainbow. Same way this story unfolded. At places it‘s too dark & spooky. I like how bullying is explained, when & how to seek help. MC meets a ghost & the changes that followed is unexpected. It‘s my first try with the genre. I enjoyed this book. 3.5 🌟#BFC2 #bookspinbingo #teamHendrix +15pts 6hrs #scarathlon2021

wanderinglynn Great photo! ❤️🌈 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Ruthiella Beautiful picture! 😍 2mo
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This took me a bit to get into because I didn‘t love the audiobook narrator. However, I‘m a sucker for folklore and retellings, and this is a middle grade ghost story based on Malaysian folklore. It‘s also a warm tale of friendship and family. I found myself laughing and crying - signs of a good book! #readingasia2021 #malaysia

Librarybelle Good signs indeed! 5mo
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Lindy
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Spooky middle grade fiction set in Malaysia. A lonely Muslim girl grows up with a hereditary demon-ghost as a best friend. Issue of bullying is handled well: the girl refuses to allow her ghost to retaliate against bullies because she doesn‘t want to be like them. When the girl gets a human friend, things don‘t go well with the jealous ghost. Malay syntax sounds great in #audiobook format with narrator Mirai Booth-Ong. #ownvoices

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daena Beautiful 12mo
Oryx Gorgeous 12mo
Lindy @daena @Oryx Thanks! I‘m almost at the point where I will start knitting the sleeves separately from the body of this cardigan. 12mo
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Leftcoastzen Pretty! 12mo
lahousewyfe Nice yoke! And I love the colors. ❤️ 12mo
Lindy @lahousewyfe Thanks. The purple yarn was purchased, & the other colours I dyed myself (with avocado, madder, dandelion & spruce). 12mo
lahousewyfe @Lindy That's so cool. I've done some spinning, but never dying. And with natural materials? Love it! 12mo
Lindy @lahousewyfe Since I had to stay home instead of travelling in 2020, I devoted a lot of time to learning about dye colour possibilities in my garden. And hands-on experiments. 😊 12mo
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Cindyelizavaz
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This week's #bookhaul! Have been wanting to read something from Hanna Alkaf for the longest time since she is a Malaysian author. Super happy with these!

Caroline2 Oh I‘ve had queen of the north on my tbr shelf for agesss now. It‘s meant to be really good. Good book haul. 👍 13mo
Cindyelizavaz @Caroline2 I am looking forward to reading it too! Not my standard selection but 2020 is a year of reading out of my comfort zone! 😊 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Here are my options for #screamathon2020 hosted by @4thhouseontheleft . It‘s low key, read any spooky, suspenseful, scary or down right terrifying books in October. Just read at your own pace, use the hashtag and tag the host. I won‘t be able to read all of these, but am exciting start!

4thhouseontheleft Love your TBR! 1y
LeahBergen Susan Hill is my favourite at this time of the year! 👻 1y
mrp27 Sadie and Small Spaces were great! 1y
BiblioLitten I didn‘t know about this. I would love to participate. Thanks! 💕 1y
erzascarletbookgasm @BiblioLitten Show us your stack! 😃 1y
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