Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Release Date: September 15th 2007
Jack Perdu, a shy, ninth grade classics prodigy lives with father on the Yale Univerity campus. Smart and introverted, Jack spends most of his time alone, his nose buried in a book. But when Jack suffers a near fatal accident, his life is forever changed.His father sends him to a mysterious doctor in New York City—a place Jack hasn't been since his mother died there eight years ago. While in the city, Jack meets Euri, a young girl who offers to show him the secrets of Grand Central Station. Here, Jack discovers New York's Underworld, a place where those who died in New York reside until they are ready to move on. This, Jack believes, is a chance to see his mother again. But as secrets about Euri's past are revealed, so are the true reasons for Jack’s visit to the Underworld., and the story was set in New York and NY is the most beautiful place I would love to go to someday. Anyway, this book was an unforgettable experience. Wholesome and full of adventures, I grew loving THE NIGHT TOURIST.
Masterfully told, The Night Tourist weaves together New York City's secret history and its modern-day landscape to create a highly vivid ghost world, full of magical adventure and page-turning action.
Jack Perdu, a shy but smart school boy had a near fatal accident and his life changed forever. After the accident, weird things has been happening to him. then his father sent him in New York. The thing is Jack never set foot to NY again after her mother died, until now... from there the story begins, he met this strange girl Euri, truth unfolds, how and why did Jack's mother died. Jack will explore the Underworld. and then.. he'll try to do the "impossible" -that only one man had ever succeeded in doing it. I think I will have to stop now :)The ending was heartbreaking though. But never worry, there's always a light the end of the tunnel. haha.
Great for young readers and of course for everybody. An easy read but I found it unputdownable and intriguing. A very wonderful fantasy/ghost story.
By the way, the author is having a fan contest, you should go check it out on her website and win signed copies of her books.