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The taking of Jake Livingston

By: Douglass, Ryan

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1839132507 / 9781839132506
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United Kingdom
Fiction of Black and Asian Interest
20 cm 246 pages
Teenage / Young Adult  Learn More
Quiz No: 242595, Points 10.00, Book Level 5.10,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2021.

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)

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