The taking of Jake Livingston
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
A New York Times bestseller Get Out meets Holly Jackson in this YA social thriller where survival is not guaranteed. Sixteen-year-old Jake Livingston sees dead people everywhere.
But he can't decide what's worse: being a medium forced to watch the dead play out their last moments on a loop or being at the mercy of racist teachers as one of the few Black students at St Clair Prep.
Both are a living nightmare he wishes he could wake up from.
But things at St Clair start looking up with the arrival of another Black student - the handsome Allister - and for the first time, romance is on the horizon for Jake. Unfortunately, life as a medium is getting worse.
Though most ghosts are harmless, Sawyer Doon wants much more from Jake.
In life, Sawyer was a troubled teen who shot and killed six kids at a local high school before taking his own life.
Now he's a powerful, vengeful ghost and he has plans for Jake.
High school has become a different kind of survival game - one Jake is not sure he can win.
1KBB USA, 5AQ Interest age: from c 14 years, 5SG Of specific Gay interest, YFCB Thrillers (Children's / Teenage), YFD Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage), YXC Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage), YXG Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Children's / Teenage), YXN Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's / Teenage), YXS Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage)