To find out the truth, Cassel must outcon the conmen. Ask readers to read the fairy tale and then see what they can find in it that relates to what happens with Cassel and Lila. Or ask them to read the fairy tale and analyze what it says a see more. More Books from this Author. See more by Holly Black. Holly Black Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens.
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This page was last edited on 24 November , at His brothers have led him to believe that he has killed his childhood friend and longtime love, Lila. Although he has no recollection of doing so, Cassel vividly remembers standing over her body, knife in hand and covered in blood. Later, he wakes to find himself hanging on the edge of a roof in his underwear after dreaming of chasing a white cat. When Cassel is suspended from school for psychological instability, he decides to unravel the mystery of the white cat that's been following him.
He must retrace his steps to figure out who he can really trust and to satisfy his unanswered questions about what really happened to Lila.
Readers will feel both anxiety and empathy for characters who are taken advantage of. Although her novel starts slowly, it accelerates toward the book's conclusion with unexpected surprises. There is a lot of plot to follow here, and the narrator's memory loss makes following the story even more challenging.
But teens willing to do a close reading will be rewarded. They will feel their adrenaline rush as each chapter takes an unforeseen turn -- and anxiously await the next installment, Red Glove. Families can talk about the violence in this book.
Do the fantasy elements make the intensity easier to handle? Are the descriptions of violence in this book necessary to get the full impact of Cassel's story? How is violence in a book different than violence in a video game or movie? Is it more or less disturbing?
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View all 11 comments. And he has major trust issues. I mean, why would you even want to do the bad stuff? The Curse Workers Series. White Cat by Holly Black". He hasn't got magic, so he's an outsider; the straight kid in a crooked family. All of them have abilities except for him.
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