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The Summoning, by Kelley Armstrong

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Armstrong, Kelley. The Summoning. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. Ebook.

Annotation: When Chloe starts seeing terrifying hallucinations, she gets sent off to a group home for mentally disturbed teens. But throughout her stay there, she comes to question the nature of her “hallucinations,” and the truth about the group home and its residents.


A blur passed me. The air shimmered about ten feet ahead, a figure taking form in a custodian’s shirt and slacks. I wheeled and broke into a run.

The man let out a snarl that echoed down the hall. A student rounded the corner, and we almost collided. I stammered an apology and glanced over my shoulder. The janitor was gone.

I exhaled and closed my eyes. When I opened them, the blue uniform was inches from my face.

Just as Chloe feels like she’s starting to grow up, everything falls to pieces. After a horrifying vision at school leads her teachers to direct her to a group home for disturbed teens, she’s faced with a series of terrifying revelations. But which of these revelations are true? Can Chloe handle the sudden challenges to her reality? New friends and new frenemies make everything just a bit more interesting.

What secrets do the walls of Lyle House hold? What really makes each of its resident teens different from those outside its walls? Are they mentally disturbed, or could it be something…different?


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Stellar Award 2010/2011


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