The Summoning
HarperTeen • Trade Paper • March 2009 • ISBN: 0061450545

The Summoning

Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for disturbed teens.

At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her roommate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems…? Chloe realizes that if she doesn’t uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse…? Can she trust the other kids in the home, and does she dare reveal her dark secret?


Other Editions
The Summoning Trade Paper Canada cover
Trade Paper
July 2008
Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385665342
The Summoning Paperback United Kingdom cover
United Kingdom
January 2011
ISBN: 1907410066
The Summoning Hardcover United States cover
United States
July 2008
ISBN: 0061662690