The Other Side of Dark

Sarah Smith
Atheneum
11/02/2010
ISBN: #9781442402805 also available in Kindle

Agatha Winner
BookPage Top Teen Book of the Year

Massachusetts "Must-Read" Book
Junior Library Guild Selection

I was captivated from page one by Katie and Law. I can't imagine anyone not loving this adroit and atmospheric novel.
-- Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments

From the other side of dark they come, the ghosts of the violently dead. George Perkins, a mentally challenged boy who has been put in charge of a bloodsoaked treasure.  Katie Mullens’s father who died in the Middle East.  And the Others…

Law Walker, son of a famous African American professor, had a crush on Katie before she went crazy.  Before her mother died.  She was always a talented artist, but now her drawings have gone crazy too.  They’re dark, they’re bloody—and they’re real.  Katie draws what she sees.  Dead people. Ghosts.

Now Katie needs Law to help the visions stop.  And Law wants to help her. So what if his dad doesn’t want him dating a white girl?  But Law needs Katie too, to find out what George knows about the treasure … and what Katie is going to see will be much bigger, much more shocking than anyone expected.

This powerhouse novel is about ugly histories, brave and desperate choices, and learning to see people—dead and alive—for who they really are.

The Other Side of Dark will leave you breathless
-- Holly Black, author of Tithe and The White Cat

The Other Side of Dark is a poignant, insightful, fiercely rendered exploration of two teens coming of age by coming to terms with race, history, grief and love. Smith's prose and imagery will haunt you--like the characters in her book are haunted--long after you turn the last page.
-- Alaya Dawn Johnson, author of Moonshine and Racing the Dark

A fascinating plot, characters who are alive and kicking, propulsively readable... In The Other Side of Dark, Sarah Smith is at the top of her game. She grabs you on the first page and never lets go. You'll be reading long after you should have been asleep, and you'll be thinking long after you're done reading. This is a rich, satisfying, suspense-filled novel.
-- William Martin, New York Times Best Selling Author of Back Bay and The Lost Constitution

Atheneum/Simon & Schuster ISBN 9781442402805 and Kindle 1-4424-0282-0
320 pp.
Agatha Winner for Top YA Mystery -  BookPage Top Teen Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection - Massachusetts "Must-Read" Book