A Skinful of Shadows ****Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019****
- Publisher: Macmillan
- Author: Frances Hardinge
- ISBN: 9781509835508
- Laburnum Code: 10424
- Book Type: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 448
- Accelerated Reader Level: 5.9
- Points Value: 17.0
This title is not suitable for primary age children due to inappropriate content.
When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide.
Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding.
Makepeace, a courageous girl with a mysterious past, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try to possess her. Then a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard for a moment.
And now there's a ghost inside her.
The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, but it may be her only defence in a time of dark suspicion and fear. As the English Civil War erupts, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.