Portraits of Celina

By Sue Whiting

A ghost story. A love story. A story of revenge.

It’s as if the wooden chest is luring me, urging me to open it – daring me almost. Open me up. Look inside. Come on, just for a second; it won’t hurt. Celina O’Malley was sixteen years old when she disappeared. Now, almost forty years later, Bayley is sleeping in Celina’s room, wearing her clothes, hearing her voice. What does Celina want? And who will suffer because of it? A ghost story. A love story. A story of revenge.

  • A haunting mystery about what happens when the secrets of the past collide with the realities of the present.
  • While this is part ghost story, part murder mystery, it is also a book about grief and recovering from the loss of a beloved family member.
  • “Once again Whiting has captured the angst of being a teenager and finding one’s place in the world. She has wrapped it up in the terrifying sweetness of first love and the intrigue of a murder mystery. Whiting writes seriously good stories that draw you in and keep you hooked until the end. 4 ½ stars (Highly Recommended).” – Good Reading Magazine

About the author

Sue Whiting started her working life as a primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature. In 2005 Sue left teaching to pursue a career in children’s book publishing and is now Publishing Manager and Senior Commissioning Editor for Walker Books Australia. She is also a successful author who has written numerous books for children and young adults: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA. Her middle grade novel Get a Grip, Cooper Jones was a 2011 CBCA Notable Book, and her picture book, A Swim in the Sea, illustrated by Meredith Thomas, was the Speech Pathologists’ 2014 Book of the Year, 3–5 years category. 2015 will see the US release (Switch/Capstone) of her YA novel, Portraits of Celina, and the Australian release (Walker Books) of her narrative nonfiction picture book, Platypus, illustrated by Mark Jackson, which will be published in the US in 2016 (Candlewick Press).

ISBN: 9781922077479
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 352pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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