The Girl From the Well

The Girl From the Well

eBook - 2014
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Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2014]
ISBN: 9781402292200
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Feb 20, 2017

"I am where the dead children go"......this book has ghosts..demons...doll possession...curses..mysterious tattoos...murderers....legends...and more........loved the Japanese culture woven through the story....will definitely read the sequel THE SUFFERING

Jan 18, 2017

Okiku is a lonely ghost. She's been wandering around the world for centuries seeking out those who murder and hurt young children, like she had been once been killed. But she still drifts on until she meets Tark, a strange boy covered in tattoos. Okiku knows he needs to be freed from his demons that cling to him but if the demon dies, so does the host.
This was my first time reading a novel that follows Japanese folklore so it was definitely something new and I actually really liked it. It was a little hard to follow because I couldn't tell if it was being written in more than one perspective because if it did, they weren't clean changes. Other than that it was very interesting and I'm definitely going to check out the second book in this series.
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 21, 2016

This book was really good, I enjoyed it A LOT, and the second one is just as good (thankfully)

Jun 09, 2015

Good book

eringate May 03, 2015

This being my first horror novel, I found it breathtaking and an enchanting story about a spirit who, with the knowledge that her soul will probably never be set free, sets upon exacting revenge on humans who perform unspeakable evils.

I really enjoyed this story and while horror is not my favorite genre to read, I was pleasantly surprised at how hard it was to put this book down. Rin Chupeco did a fantastic job for a debut and I look forward to what she has to offer in the future.

Dec 17, 2014

An amazing book with an interesting format. It was so creepy it kept me up at night. I cannot get past the children who saw the scary woman in black versus the woman in white. it was truly a great read, probably best suited as a horror book.

vmccreedy Nov 13, 2014

Japanese ghost stories always scare me the most, and this one is no exception. Love the way the story unfolds as you learn more about the main character and why she does what she does. Creepy and scary, but also surprising touching.

Sep 12, 2014

Beautifully written, very different premise that completely captures your attention, and a story that will stay with you. Very good book. The book is listed as "young adult", not true. I think it got this rating because several characters are teen or in their twenties. There are also many adults in the story and one character who is three hundred years old.

Sep 02, 2014

Amazing & disturbing book. I had to keep the lights on.

Aug 29, 2014

This book enthralled me. Could. Not. Put. Down.
It's both terrifying and moving and the end - just wow.


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Jun 09, 2015

aokierose thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Sep 12, 2014

nerowolfgal thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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Jun 09, 2015

This is a thrilling and intense horror book about ghosts and murder.


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Sep 12, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Standard Japanese ghost scenes plus killings of child molesters.


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Jun 09, 2015

The girl from the well, she didn't know any better

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