Gaijin Girl Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall

gaijin-girl-readThe Waking

Summary: After her mother dies, sixteen-year-old Kara and her father move to Japan, where he teaches and she attends school, but she is haunted by a series of frightening nightmares and deaths that might be revenge–or something worse.

336 pages, Bloomsbury



  1. This book is like manga, with out the pictures, and it takes longer. I really enjoyed the characters and story line in this book. It was a interesting read, and would recomend it to others to read. But it’s not a printz award winner in my eyes.

  2. This book was really interesting. It read like a manga and I really enjoyed seeing a modern day integration of an ancient legend done with the written word instead of pictures. I would recommend it a a fun read, but the writing style was too choppy for printz.

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