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My book beginning this week is from The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer:
My thirteenth birthday and I became a hunter for souls.
I knew the moment that Mum called me something was going to happen. I heard it in her voice.
My name is Ruby. I
live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell
me what to do, and what to say. I'm supposed to say that the bruises on
my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs.
there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my
real parents. I don't say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs,
or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed.
I did tell Mick that I
saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat
belt deep in the forest at the back of our house. I told him I saw death
crawl out of her. He said he'd give me a medal for lying.
I wasn't lying. I'm a hunter for lost souls and I'm going to be with my real family. And I'm not going to let Mick stop me.