Chapter 7 Summary

When Bod is fourteen, Silas begins disappearing for long periods. Nobody knows where he goes, and the Owenses are upset when he leaves Bod behind without a guardian to provide food. While Silas is away, Scarlett Amber Perkins moves back to Bod’s town. She remembers little of her childhood there until one day she gets lost and finds the graveyard. She meets a nice man, Mr. Frost, who drives her home and befriends her mother. Slowly Scarlett remembers Bod again, and on another trip to the graveyard she spots him, seeing him even though he is Faded.

Although Bod is a little nervous around Scarlett, she is a welcome change from his ghost friends, who never grow older or change. He tells her about the murder of his family,...

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