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The spirit bares its teeth / Andrew Joseph White.


"London, 1883. The Veil between the living and dead has thinned. Violet-eyed mediums commune with spirits under the watchful eye of the Royal Speaker Society, and sixteen-year-old Silas Bell would rather rip out his violet eyes than become an obedient Speaker wife. According to Mother, he'll be married by the end of the year. It doesn't matter that he's needed a decade of tutors to hide his autism; that he practices surgery on slaughtered pigs; that he is a boy, not the girl the world insists on seeing. After a failed attempt to escape an arranged marriage, Silas is diagnosed with Veil sickness -- a mysterious disease sending violet-eyed women into madness -- and shipped away to Braxton's Finishing School and Sanitorium. The facility is cold, the instructors merciless, and the students either bloom into eligible wives or disappear. When the ghosts of missing students start begging Silas to help, he decides to reach into Braxton's innards and expose its guts to the world -- if the school doesn't break him first." -- Jacket flap.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781682636114
  • ISBN: 1682636119
  • Physical Description: 381 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Teen, an imprint of Peachtree Publishing, [2023]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 and Up. Peachtree Teen.
Grades 10-12. Peachtree Teen.
Subject: Transgender people > Juvenile fiction.
Autism spectrum disorders > Juvenile fiction.
Boarding schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Secret societies > Juvenile fiction.
Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901 > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Transgender fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Historical fiction.
School fiction.
Ghost stories.
Horror fiction.
Gothic fiction.

Available copies

  • 6 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library YA WHI (Text) 38256101902926 Young Adult Checked out 04/25/2024

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