The House Guest
‘The pick of the bunch is Eleanor Nilsson’s evocative, spine-tingling novel about loyalty, friendship and communication across the barriers of death...’
When Gunno breaks into the quiet house with the big garden, he has no idea how it will change his life. Something about the place keeps drawing him back: its daytime silence, its solitude, and the mysterious upstairs bedroom that belongs—or belonged—to a boy very much like Gunno.
As he unravels the mysteries of the house and the family that seems to half-live there, Gunno becomes less certain of his own place in the world—until his destiny is revealed in a chilling and transcendent conclusion.
This award-winning, genre-defying ghost story is a classic of Australian young adult literature.
Children’s Book Council Book of the Year · Older Readers
Victorian Premier’s Literary Award · Children’s Books
SA Festival Award for Literature · Children’s Books