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    The Killing Woods – Lucy Christopher

    “Before  Saturday Night. August. Emily.  Something was draped across Dad’s outstretched arms. A deer? A Fawn that was injured? It was sprawled and long-legged, something that had been caught in a poacher’s trap maybe: a mistake. So this is where Dad had been all this time: in the woods and cutting this creature free. I breathed out slowly, squinted at the mist that hovered around Dad like a ghost.” When Emily’s dad brings home the dead body of a girl from her school he is arrested and admits to believing he killed her. But Emily is sure he is not the killer, despite what the police think and the Post…

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    Wood Angel – Erin Bow

    “A long time ago, in a market town by a looping river, there lived an orphan girl called Plain Kate. She was called this because her father had introduced her to the new butcher, saying, “this is my beloved Katerina Svetlana, after her mother who died giving birth to her and God rest her soul, but I call her just plain Kate.” Following her father’s death Plain Kate lived on her father’s market stall, carving objarka for the townsfolk. Shes a skilled carver and some say theres magic in her carvings. When strange things start happening, the town that Kate always called home turns on her and she’s accused of…