At an exclusive girls' boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records
her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her obsession is
her room-mate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy's friendship with their new and
disturbing classmate. Ernessa is a mysterious presence with pale skin
and hypnotic eyes.
Around her swirl dark secrets and a series of ominous disasters. As fear spreads through the school, fantasy and reality mingle into a waking nightmare of gothic menace, fuelled by the lusts and fears of adolescence. And at the centre of the diary is the question that haunts all who read it: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or is the narrator trapped in her own fevered imagination?
About The Author
Rachel Klein received her BA and MA degrees in English Literature from the University of Michigan, where she received Hopwood Awards for both translation and short story. Her work has been published in the Chicago Review and the Literary Review. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1