Being Dead (Paperback)

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A sixteen-year-old will give anything to be with her true love—even though he died two hundred years ago. . . . A sopping-wet little dead girl stalks a teen who had nothing to do with her death—honest! . . . A heartless man dances with his wife—after she's passed away.

From the hilarious to the horrific, master storyteller Vivian Vande Velde explores the world of the dead—and the undead—in this surprisingly moving collection of unnerving tales.

About the Author

Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent, User Unfriendly, All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It ..., and the Edgar Award–winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at

Praise For…

"It'll make you want to sleep with the lights on."--Teen People

"These spirits are destined to find their audience."--Booklist

"There are no duds here. . . . Vande Velde again chills, charms, moves, and startles with her customary effectiveness."--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780152049126
ISBN-10: 0152049126
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 2003
Pages: 224
Language: English