The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

A Novel

eBook - 2009
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Reviled in her German village home where her only friends are a fellow outcast and an elderly storyteller, young Pia investigates the disappearances of three local girls whom she believes are tied to unsolved missing persons cases from decades earlier. Have the girls been spirited away by something supernatural-- or is Pia facing a world full of human evil?
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780440339618
0440339618
Characteristics: 1 online resource (287 p.)

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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 09, 2014

“My life might have been different had I not been known as the girl whose grandmother exploded,” explains 10-year-old Pia. Shunned by her schoolmates, Pia spends time with an elderly resident of her small German town who fills her full of ghostly morality tales that shape Pia’s understanding of her world. Then, young Katharina disappears and Pia is sure these witchy stories contain clues to her whereabouts. A well-written coming-of-age mystery at once charming and thrilling.

MsNavillus Sep 05, 2013

Very scary! Interesting incorporation of German fairy tales.

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volken
Feb 13, 2013

Couldn't put it down. This book will stay with you long after you finish reading.

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uncommonreader
Aug 02, 2012

This is a book for young adults. Set in Germany, a young girl attempts to solve the disappearence of other girls. Fables and legends.

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tsubasafon5318
Jun 25, 2011

This book was marvelous!! The German fairy tales had a great appearance in the plot, and the ending twist? Amazing!!
This is a definite read.

k_gupta Apr 18, 2011

The book was very slow at the beginning, but if you push through it you will find that the ending is breathtaking! You should also look out for the many subtle clues through out the book...

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lpreston214
Feb 02, 2011

Very good book, well deserving of its Alex Award as it should be enjoyed by teens/young adults. Young girls are disappearing in a small German town and Pia and her friend Stefan try to find out what happened to them. Great German atmosphere and customs described. Peppered with snippets of Deutsch.

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k_gupta Apr 18, 2011

k_gupta thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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