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About SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY:
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved.
So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from supernatural forces, is after the necromancer who has been reanimating corpses. Their skills can save her brother. But as Eleanor spends time with the Spirit-Hunters, and their handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. Now not only is her reputation at risk, but her very life may hang in the balance.
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Why We Chose It For Our Book Club:
–– If you love reading books about the walking dead or enjoy a good 19th century novel, this is the book for YOU!
–– Eleanor Fitt is a true heroine of her time that even modern girls can relate to. We promise you’ll be totally inspired by her and will be dying to chat about her with your girlfriends.
–– There’s just something about forbidden love…we’ve all been there. Now discuss…
Name: Eleanor Abigail Fitt
Position: Young Lady of High Society
Weapon of Choice: Parasol
Favorite Book: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Strengths: Brave, Clever
Weaknesses: Curiosity, Impulsiveness
Name: Daniel Patrick Sheridan
Position: Inventor for the Spirit-Hunters
Favorite Activity:Experimenting with new inventions
Favorite Food: Peach pie
Favorite Book: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Strengths: Resourceful, loyal
Weaknesses: Short-tempered, secretive
Name: Jie Chen
Position: Bodyguard and “muscle” for the Spirit-Hunters
Favorite Activity: Beating up the Dead
Favorite Food: Ginger tofu fah and candied ginger
Weapon of Choice: Baseball Bat
Strengths: Fearless, Agile
Weaknesses: Quick to judge, Gruff
Name: Joseph-Alexandre Boyer
Position: Leader of the Spirit-Hunters
Favorite Activity: Blasting the Dead back to the spirit realm
Favorite Food: Beignets
Favorite Accessory: Top hat
Strengths: Dependable, Strong leader