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The Runaway

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In an atmospheric tale of the unexpected set in the 19th century,a runaway girl hides in an abandoned house, the perfect place for secretsMegan, frightened andguilty,is running from everything she's ever known. Whenshe arrives at what she believes to be a deserted mansion, she encounters the mysterious Marguerite—blind and despised, with only two silent, watchful owlsto fu ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Orion Children's Books (first published June 25th 2009)
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Catherine Mayo
Aug 10, 2013 Catherine Mayo rated it really liked it
This is a very well written historical novel with a strong plot and an excellently planned build-up of suspense, in marked contrast to The Tide Turner. Angela McAllister has grown into the genre, both stylistically and emotionally.

Megan runs away from home after the death of her younger and much loved brother, blaming herself for her failure to save his life. Haunted by constant nightmares of Jacob and his fatal desire to fly, she arrives, starving and exhausted, in a half-deserted village and
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Nesa Sivagnanam
Aug 27, 2012 Nesa Sivagnanam rated it it was amazing
Megan is running from her life, the past, and the devastating event that forced her parents to shut down. She lives with the guilt and is constantly haunted by dreams of her brother. When she comes to a derelict house she thinks is empty but finds there's a blind woman living inside--who offers her a place to stay if she'll help her--Megan decides to stay for a while.

The town of Morne is a strange one. Mostly abandoned, it's obviously hiding a terrible secret that no one wants to talk about. Som
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Gennie
Jun 29, 2009 Gennie rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it was unexpected. There are not many books with this type of story and the atmosphere which was created in this book. It was very original.

The plot was indeed mysterious yet all was revealed at the end of the book.
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Angela McAllister has written over thirty children's books. She lives in Hampshire with her husband and their two children, who are often the inspiration for her stories.
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