The things she's seen / Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina.

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    • Publication Information:
      First American edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The ghost of a girl who recently died in an accident makes contact with her grieving father to help solve a mystery in a remote Australian town, where a girl who speaks entirely in riddles is the only witness to a fatal fire.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Nothing has been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died. Her dad was the only one able to see and hear her since the accident, but he is drowning in grief. But why is Isobel Catching able to see Beth, too? She was found wandering near the scene of a gruesome fire at a home for troubled youth that left an unidentifiable body behind. As Beth and her detective father work to unravel the mystery, they find a shocking and heartbreaking story lurking beneath the surface of a small Australian town. -- adapted from jacket
    • Notes:
      "A Borzoi Book."
    • Other Titles:
      Things she has seen.
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    • ABNT:
      KWAYMULLINA, A.; KWAYMULLINA, E. The things she’s seen. [s.l.] : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 13 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Kwaymullina A, Kwaymullina E. The Things She’s Seen. Alfred A. Knopf; 2019. Accessed October 13, 2019.
    • APA:
      Kwaymullina, A., & Kwaymullina, E. (2019). The things she’s seen. Alfred A. Knopf. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kwaymullina, Ambelin, and Ezekiel Kwaymullina. 2019. The Things She’s Seen. Alfred A. Knopf.
    • Harvard:
      Kwaymullina, A. and Kwaymullina, E. (2019) The things she’s seen. Alfred A. Knopf. Available at: (Accessed: 13 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kwaymullina, A & Kwaymullina, E 2019, The things she’s seen, Alfred A. Knopf, viewed 13 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Kwaymullina, Ambelin, and Ezekiel Kwaymullina. The Things She’s Seen. Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kwaymullina, Ambelin, and Ezekiel Kwaymullina. The Things She’s Seen. Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kwaymullina A, Kwaymullina E. The things she’s seen [Internet]. Alfred A. Knopf; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 13]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

"One way to heal is through storytelling. As Catching knows, it is stories that get you through and bring you home." Sibling authors Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina pack an astonishing amount of storytelling and intensity in their relatively short novel. Beth's story begins right after her death from an automobile accident. Since Beth's father, a police officer, is left to grieve alone, Beth finds herself still stuck on the mortal side of death, unable to interact with anyone but him. Until, that is, she discovers a key witness in the arson case that has brought them to the remote Australian town can see her. In between Beth's narration are chapters told in verse from the point of view of Isobel Catching, a girl who has a heartbreaking but vital story to tell that ultimately reveals an evil embedded deep within the town's roots. Devastatingly beautiful magical realism drives Isobel's poems and sheds much needed light on the history of abuse perpetrated against aboriginal girls. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #5

Beth Teller has done nothing but worry since the car accident that took her life. Her father, a police officer, is the only one still able to see her, but being able to interact with his daughter's ghost seems only to intensify his grief. Determined to care for him, and in an attempt to snap him back to his normal self, Beth pushes her dad to investigate a possible case of arson in a small Australian town. One mystery spills into another—whose body was burned in the fire? What is the meaning behind the enigmatic story that sole witness Isobel Catching relates? As Beth and her father begin to uncover the town's violent secrets, the teen realizes that Catching's story also connects to Beth herself and to her unexplained continued presence among the living. The brief, well-crafted novel, written by a sister-brother team and speaking through two Australian Aboriginal voices (Beth, whose mother was Aboriginal and father is white; and Catching), is a welcome #OwnVoices addition to YA shelves. A somewhat rushed conclusion is the only distraction from the mix of small-town intrigue, supernatural elements, and Aboriginal history that is so compelling here. anastasia m. collins September/October p.92 Copyright 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.