This week’s staff pick is White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick.
Thought provoking as well as intensely scary, White Crow unfolds in three voices. There’s Rebecca, who has come to a small seaside village to spend the summer, and there’s Ferelith, who offers to show Rebecca the secrets of the town . . . but at a price. Finally, there’s a priest whose descent into darkness illuminates the girls’ frightening story.
Two girls are brought together in this riveting tale that brings the murderous history of a disintegrating coastal town into the present. The girls embark on increasingly dangerous games of daring, uneasily testing their trust and knowledge of each other. Some secrets are better left buried; some secrets are so frightening they might make angels weep and the devil crow.