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Glass Demon

The Glass Demon - Helen Grant An engrossing tale from the point of view of a British high school girl, living in Germany with her family, who encounters the legend of a demon embedded in stained glass. Present day issues like anorexia contribute to the sense of foreboding. Dark forests, an evil priest, a "not normal" older brother of a school friend and suspicious deaths are more than enough for one girl to handle. But handle them she does. The story is a bit melodramatic but I like the way the girl discovers her own strength, and the quiet resolution after everything comes to a violent end. It's not a complex story, but not a bad read either.