A beautiful ghost appears to a troubled teen and shows her the heartbreaking secrets of her family’s past
Fifteen-year-old Teresa has fallen in love—with a ghost. The handsome man that she’s passed on the street a few times captures her attention, and she thinks he notices her too. But when the man suddenly appears inside her home, hovering in the air and passing through solid furniture, Teresa realizes this isn’t going to be a typical crush. The ghost is Brother Rush, a man tied to Teresa’s past, who has come to show her the ways her life has special meaning, and that her problems at school and at home are not what they seem.
“This is a superb book, convincing and profoundly affecting.” —Publishers Weekly “. . . Just read the first page, just the first paragraph, of Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush. Then stop—if you can.” —The New York Times Book Review “Few writers for young people are as daring, inventive, and challenging to read as Virginia Hamilton.” —The Horn Book
Virginia Hamilton (1934–2002) was the author of over forty books for children, young adults, and their older allies. Throughout a career that spanned four decades, Hamilton earned numerous accolades for her work, including nearly every major award available to writers of youth literature. In 1974, M.C. Higgins, the Great earned Hamilton the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, three of the field’s most prestigious awards. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition bestowed on a writer of books for young readers, in 1992, and in 1995 became the first children’s book author to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, or “Genius Award.”
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One of my favorites
I read this book back in 8th grade, which was like 9 years ago & I still remember it. I love this book. It immediately became one of my favorites. I definitely recommend it.
I loved it!
I did this book for my book report and fell in love with the book so much so that reading it once did not satisfy me.