The Unresolved

By Welsh, T. K.

Publishers Summary:
In 1904 New York City, the spirit of a deceased German-American teenage girl searches for the person responsible for the General Slocum steamboat fire that claimed her life and the lives of more than 1000 other passengers.

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ISBN
978-0-52547-731-0
Publisher
Dutton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2006

Gr 7-Up On the day of her first kiss, June 15, 1904, Mallory Meer, 15, dies in the "General Slocum" steamship disaster. That historical blaze killed more than 1000 people from the part of New York City known as Kleindeutschland. Dustin Brauer, her Jewish boyfriend, had snuck aboard to be with her. Now, he is accused of setting the fire by the son of his father -s employer, a leader in the German neighborhood. As the official coroner -s inquest occurs, a secondary one takes place ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2006

Using the convention of a spirit unable to rest until its death is avenged, Welsh spins a decidedly unconventional ghost story about New York's General Slocum steamboat disaster in 1904. Fifteen-year-old Mallory Meer is one of some 1,300 pleasure-goers, mostly German Lutherans on a church outing, on the Slocum; another passenger is Dustin Brauer, the sixteen-year-old Jewish boy she fancies. A quick kiss down below deck is followed by a fi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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