Armstrong, Kelley. 2008. The Summoning. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 978-0-06-166269-0 (trade binding) $17.99. Hardcover.
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*School Library Journal Review Nov 2008
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Chloe Saunders has suddenly started seeing dead people and as a result is taken to a home for trouble teens. She must figure out why does she see dead people and are the others in the home really what they seem?
Was it just a dream or something more? Chloe is faced with many questions when she starts seeing ghosts. A scene change from her secure art school to Lyle House only raises more questions. This building is shrouded in many mysteries… What does the one ghost want with the locked door in the basement? What are the owners hiding? Can any of the other ‘residents’ be trusted? How is she able to see ghosts in the first place? Many questions will be answered and some left unanswered in this first book of the Darkest Powers series The Summoning.