There are only two people responsible for the birth of this book. For it's growth there are countless essential people - a brilliant editor, tireless publicist, generous authors - but for its inception, just two people, I think: Jennifer Maschari and Charlie Price. Jennifer is real. She has a bull dog and she works very hard and is always a pleasure. Charlie is real, too, but he is also fictional. And finally his story has a cover!
Here's what you need to know about The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price:
Charlie Price, struggling in the wake of his mother’s death, follows his sister into a magical world identical to their own with one key difference – Mom is alive. But this idealized other world holds terrifying secrets, and he’ll have to defeat monsters both real and imagined or risk losing himself, his sister, and the true memory of his mother forever.
It is moving and creepy and breathless and full up with heart.
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Jennifer Maschari’s debut novel is a work-out for the heart. Charlie Price has to make a terrible choice between what has been and what could be, and readers will stick with him every poignant, suspenseful step of the way. Charlie’s journey is more than remarkable. It’s unforgettable. — Tricia Springstubb, author of Moonpenny Island
“What a beautiful book Jen Maschari has written—a brave and big-hearted exploration of the sustaining power of friendship and the infinite treasure of memory our loved ones give us.” — Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbs and The Real Boy