Corpse is… well… a corpse. With a body made of candle wax, seaweed hair and shells for eyes, she uses magic to hold her body together and prevent her spirit from crossing over into Death Proper.
On the rock-that-doesn’t-exist, Corpse stays hidden in the attic of the witches’ shack. She wants nothing more than to leave the rock and the horrible old witches. She wants to find her family. She wants to live.
The ghost gives Corpse an unexpected message from a mystery friend. It leads to a way off the rock-that-doesn’t-exist. It leads to a quest to find out who she really is.
A Girl Called Corpse is a stunning and addictive new middle-grade novel. For fans of spooky mysteries, it’s filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end. It’s also fresh and unique. I haven’t read a story quite like this one before, and I adored the adventure Corpse took me on.
She’s a brave and daring character. She’s flawed and doesn’t always do the right thing. But as she searches for her family, she also unknowingly searches for herself and what it means to be a friend.
A Girl Called Corpse is an action-packed adventure story from debut author Reece Carter. You won’t regret joining Corpse on her quest.
Title: A Girl Called Corpse
Author: Reece Carter
Illustrator: Simon Howe
Publisher: Allen and Unwin, $16.99
Publication Date: October 2022
For ages: 10 – 14