The Midnight Dress

The Midnight Dress

eBook - 2013
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aWhen a teenage girl disappears, a small town is awash with rumors: everyone is talking about the dress she wore, a midnight-blue dress made from the remnants of other dresses: a dress of stories. For her whole life, Rose Lovell has moved from town to town with her alcoholic father. When they wash up in a coastal sugarcane town, Rose wonders if this time it will be different. At the local high school, Rose meets Pearl Kelly, who is popular, pretty and intent on tracking down her Russian father. When she convinces Rose to be part of the annual Harvest Parade, Rose must find a special dress for the occasion. She seeks the help of the eccentric Edie Baker, who knows all the town's secrets and whose own family is a rich tapestry of stories. When Rose agrees to let Edie teach her to sew, she doesn't realize that nothing will ever be the same again. The Midnight Dress weaves an intriguing story of loss and longing to the very last page.
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. :, University of Queensland Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780702250903
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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LPL_EricaS Jun 11, 2018

Magical realism and murder mystery combine to create an amazing book that will keep you thinking long after you've put the book down. Rich in atmosphere, this Australian book weaves magic into the life of Rose, a 15-year-old girl struggling with an alcoholic father. She finds solace and comfort in an old dressmaker's house in the woods where she learns to sew. The past, present, and future of the characters intertwine in stories told as the teenager and rumored town witch hand-stitch the dress out of a midnight blue fabric in the decaying home. Swift plot twists and turns will keep you guessing as to the fate of the girls in the story.

Green_Jaguar_44 Dec 18, 2013

This book is stupid. The characters come out of nowhere, the plot is so boring you'll want to stab your eyes out with a stick, and it keeps you wondering for so long that I gave up on it and returned it without a second thought. It really isn't worth your time to read this book. Don't get it. It's bad. It could turn a nun into an ax murderer it's so boring. Just save yourself.

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