The Moth Diaries

Rachel Klein
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'Ernessa is a vampire. She wants me, and only me, to see it.'

At an exclusive girls' boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her obsession is her room-mate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy's friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. An absorbing, gothic psychological thriller.

Ernessa is a mysterious presence with pale skin and hypnotic eyes. Around her swirl dark secrets and a series of ominous disasters. As fear spreads through her exclusive boarding school, fantasy and reality mingle into a waking nightmare of gothic menace, fuelled by the lusts and fears of adolescence.

And at the centre of it all is the question: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or is the narrator trapped in her own fevered imagination?

'The Moth Diaries delves deeper into the neuroses and psyche of female adolescence than anything I've ever read. It is dark and dangerous, gothic, brutally revealing, regularly shocking and perfectly controlled.' - Guardian

'one of the scariest books I've ever read. I was home alone when I decided to curl up with the book at bedtime. The result was a fearful, sleepless night haunted by Klein's dark imaginings as every shadow appeared malevolent and threatening.a deliciously terrifying read, a supernatural psychological thriller.' - Herald

Author bio:

Rachel Klein received her BA and MA degrees in English Literature from the University of Michigan, where she received Hopwood Awards for both translation and short story. Her work has been published in the Chicago Review and the Literary Review. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9780571259489
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Children PB
Pub Date: July 2010
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 14 - 18
Subject: Young adult fiction