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The Girl from the Well

(2014)
(The first book in the Girl from the Well series)
A novel by

 
 
"[A] Stephen Kinglike horror story...A chilling, bloody ghost story that resonates."— Kirkus

From the highly acclaimed author of the Bone Witch trilogy comes a chilling story of a Japanese ghost looking for vengeance and the boy who has no choice but to trust her, lauded as a "a fantastically creepy story sure to keep readers up at night" (RT Book Reviews)

I am where dead children go.

Okiku is a lonely soul. She has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the spirits of the murdered-dead. Once a victim herself, she now takes the lives of killers with the vengeance they're due. But releasing innocent ghosts from their ethereal tethers does not bring Okiku peace. Still she drifts on.

Such is her existence, until she meets Tark. Evil writhes beneath the moody teen's skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. While his neighbors fear him, Okiku knows the boy is not a monster. Tark needs to be freed from the malevolence that clings to him. There's just one problem:  if the demon dies, so does its host.

Suspenseful and creepy, The Girl from the Well is perfect for readers looking for

  • Spooky books for young adults
  • Japanese horror novels
  • Ghost stories for teens
  • East Asian folklore

    Praise for The Girl from the Well

    "There's a superior creep factor that is pervasive in every lyrical word of Chupeco's debut, and it's perfect for teens who enjoy traditional horror movies...the story is solidly scary and well worth the read." — Booklist

    "Chupeco makes a powerful debut with this unsettling ghost story...told in a marvelously disjointed fashion from Okiku's numbers-obsessed point of view, this story unfolds with creepy imagery and an intimate appreciation for Japanese horror, myth, and legend." — Publishers Weekly STARRED review

    "It hit all the right horror notes with me, and I absolutely recommend it to fans looking for a good scare. " — The Book Smugglers

    Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Used availability for Rin Chupeco's The Girl from the Well

Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Girl From The Well (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
ISBN: 0-606-38223-2 / 978-0-606-38223-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl from the Well
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
ISBN: 1-4022-9218-X / 978-1-4022-9218-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl from the Well
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
ISBN: 1-4926-0868-8 / 978-1-4926-0868-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
ISBN: 1-5384-6939-1 / 978-1-5384-6939-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
ISBN: 1-5384-6940-5 / 978-1-5384-6940-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girl from the Well
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
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September 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Girl from the Well
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Girl from the Well
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Girl from the Well
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl from the Well
Author(s): Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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