Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas

A refreshing new novel about finding your place in the world... and fighting ghosts and demons. Welcome to the world of Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas by William Lashner.

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A refreshing new novel about finding your place in the world… and fighting ghosts and demons.  Welcome to the world of Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas by William Lashner. Elizabeth Webster has always been an outcast, both in her own family and at school. Her antisocial and quirky behavior ensures that almost everyone keeps their distance, and at home, her way-too-familiar stepdad and mom are constantly disappointed by her aloof behavior and stubborn decision to keep her dad’s last name. She never really knew her dad; he was always disappearing in and out of her life, even before the divorce. Keeping the Webster name felt like a way to stay close to him. 

The social balance at school–and Elizabeth’s life– are both thrown out of balance when sports superstar Henry Harrison unexpectedly approaches her at lunch and accidentally draws her into an encounter with the supernatural. To help Henry with his ghost issue and

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save her dad from impending danger, Elizabeth must discover both her family heritage and a side of her that she never knew existed to do what’s right. By helping Henry, she finds a heroine in herself and breaks free of the lies she’s been fed her whole life. Following the cryptic clues she’s been given, Elizabeth finds herself nose-deep in a murder investigation that’s been covered up for over fifty years. In a dangerous game where everyone wants to hide the truth, how will she ever find what’s real?

This book is an absolute delight. A heartfelt story of self-discovery doesn’t exactly sound like the type of theme to slip into a tale of ghosts and demons, but the combination resonates beautifully. This book engrosses the reader completely by mixing in just the right amount of action, quippy dialogue, and uplifting moments. Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas is a well-balanced novel well-suited for people ages twelve and up who enjoy teenage fiction novels and fantasy/science fiction.