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Rebecca Brown couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to live while her dad is away on business. She's staying in a creepy house with her aunt Claudia, who reads tarot cards for a living. And at the snooty prep school, a pack of filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like...
Rebecca Brown: A girl that moves from New York to New Orleans, main character. Develops feelings for Anton Grey. Sees a ghost
Anton Grey: Part of the "old-line" families, Anton is friends with the Bowmans and the Suttons. Rebecca is told to stay away from him. He does not seem like the other elites. He likes Rebecca.
Aunt Claudia & Aurelia Vernier: Rebecca's "aunt" and "cousin" who live in New Orleans.
Helena Bowman: Queen bee of Temple Mead Academy, a junior, the daughter of a rich and important family. May be a victim of a curse.
Lisette: Lisette is the most important person/ghost of this book. She helps Rebecca, saves everything, and she was murdered by someone in the Bowman family 155 years ago.
Michael Brown: Rebecca's father. Mostly absent on a business trip to China
Jessica Frobisher: Rebecca's friend, but not truly, at Temple Mead. She hangs out mostly with Amy, another snooty girl at Temple Mead. Is nicer when Amy is not around.
Claire: Aurelia's best friend; is mentioned only but never actually seen
Marilyn: Aurelia's cat that always sneaks off to Lafayette Cemetery.
Amy: A girl that Rebecca first meets at Temple Mead, doesn't really want Jessica to talk to Rebecca. Was told to show Rebecca around when she arrived.
Miss Celia: Aunt Claudia's ancestor. A voudoo queen
Toby Sutton: Marianne's brother and Anton's friend. Mean and rumored to be a pyromaniac.
Julie Casworth Young: A girl at Temple Mead Academy, one of "Them" (popular/rich girl). Minor character
Karen Sutton: Marianne and Toby's mom.
Millie Brown: Add a description of this character.
Relia: aka Aurelia, the "cousin"
Rose Villieux: Mother of the ghost
AURELIA VERNIER: "Cousin" of the protagonist; giggly, gushy young teen; upbeat
Marianne Sutton: One of the elite teen New Orleans socialites; snubs and then befriends protagonist
Marc Antony: mentioned briefly; reference to the historic figure
Ling: Friend from New York Show all 29 characters
Torrential rain was pouring the afternoon Rebecca Brown arrived in New Orleans.
Chapters 1 - 36 Epilogue
Original Language: English
Country: United States
Publication Date: 2009
Page Count: 307
Reading Level: Young Adults
It's quite an easy read though I would suggest readers to be around the age of 15 or older.
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