The House Guest

The House Guest

by Eleanor Nilsson
published 1991
Ligature finest
genre Literary Fiction · Young Adult

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‘The pick of the bunch is Eleanor Nilsson’s evocative, spine-tingling novel about loyalty, friendship and communication across the barriers of death...’
The Sun-Herald

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