The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

eBook - 2009
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On the day Katharina Linden disappears, Pia is the last person to see her alive. Terror is spreading through the town. How could a ten-year-old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody else? Pia is determined to find out what happened to Katharina. But then the next girl disappears . . .
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780141924007
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 09, 2014

“My life might have been different had I not been known as the girl whose grandmother exploded,” explains 10-year-old Pia. Shunned by her schoolmates, Pia spends time with an elderly resident of her small German town who fills her full of ghostly morality tales that shape Pia’s understanding of her world. Then, young Katharina disappears and Pia is sure these witchy stories contain clues to her whereabouts. A well-written coming-of-age mystery at once charming and thrilling.

MsNavillus Sep 05, 2013

Very scary! Interesting incorporation of German fairy tales.

Feb 13, 2013

Couldn't put it down. This book will stay with you long after you finish reading.

Aug 02, 2012

This is a book for young adults. Set in Germany, a young girl attempts to solve the disappearence of other girls. Fables and legends.

Jun 25, 2011

This book was marvelous!! The German fairy tales had a great appearance in the plot, and the ending twist? Amazing!!
This is a definite read.

k_gupta Apr 18, 2011

The book was very slow at the beginning, but if you push through it you will find that the ending is breathtaking! You should also look out for the many subtle clues through out the book...

Feb 02, 2011

Very good book, well deserving of its Alex Award as it should be enjoyed by teens/young adults. Young girls are disappearing in a small German town and Pia and her friend Stefan try to find out what happened to them. Great German atmosphere and customs described. Peppered with snippets of Deutsch.

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k_gupta Apr 18, 2011

k_gupta thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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