Welcome to STOP #3 of Carolee Dean’s
FORGET ME NOT GHOST TOUR!
FORGET ME NOT is a paranormal verse novel exploring the story of a young girl, Ally Cassell, who makes a rash and desperate decision after being bullied and ostracized to the point of humiliation. She then finds herself vacillating between worlds with the ability to see ghosts. As she learns their stories, she realizes that suffering is a human phenomenon present throughout history.
STOP 1, Kimberley’s Wanderings, visited the places around the school where different ghosts gravitate depending on how they met their end.
To visit those stops and see what’s coming next, go to the end of this post. Check out these hand-crafted raven earrings made specially for the GHOST TOUR:
The poem below explores the colorful history of the school. It was many things before it became a high school.
THE GHOSTS OF RAVEN VALLEY HIGH
A hundred years ago the school was a convent.
Then after a scandal involving a young nun and a
Jesuit priest the convent was sold and Our
Sisters of Divine Charity became The House of
and eventually a Military Institute. Unfortunately there
was a tragic incident involving a young private and a
girl from a nearby prep school and it closed down. It’s
hard to follow the rule of no guns in school when you’re
preparing for war.
It was later reopened as a small private university, which
is the reason the buildings have names like Sci-Tech.
Then the head of the English Department made off
with a bunch of money tucked inside a book of stolen
The property sat vacant for ten years and became a home
to migrating birds and vagrants. Eventually the city auctioned
off the land and the buildings. The school board bought it
cheap thinking it would be the perfect location
for a high school.
(from pg. 19 of FORGET ME NOT by Carolee Dean copyright 2012)
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From the author of Take Me There, a fast-paced novel in verse about a girl caught between life and death—and the boy who will do anything to save her.
Ally is devastated when a scandalous photo of her is texted around school. With her reputation in shambles and her life essentially over, she hides out in a back hallway, trying to figure out where everything went wrong.
Elijah has spent time in that hallway too. He landed there after taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills. Now he can see ghosts, and he knows what Ally has yet to suspect—that she’s already half dead, and one choice away from never coming back. Elijah has loved Ally for years and would do anything to save her from the in-between place. But if she’s going to live, Ally must face her inner demons and find the will to save herself.
Told in interwoven verse narratives, this crushingly honest and poetic exploration of pain and redemption will appeal to fans of Ellen Hopkins.
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