Ghoulish Song by William Alexander, Margeret K. McElderry Books, NY, 2013.
I picked this book up looking for something Halloweenish. This book gave me that. It is about a girl who dies, as she becomes disconnected from her shadow. She is cast out by her family. She has to figure out how to get her shadow reattached. This has to do with a song that her flute insisted on playing. The song can bring things together, or it can tear them apart.
I liked this book. It makes characters of shadows, and asks that we respect them and not trample them through puddles and such. It also talks about being in harmony, not chasing things away with our negative attitudes. In doing so the main character Kaite is able to save the day.
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