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The Midnight Dress
by Karen Foxlee
Don't be deceived by the title of this book, it is much more than a story about a girl and a dress! Rose and her father have just run out of gas in a small coastal town. Much to Rose's mounting disappointment, she must attend school. What she doesn't predict is that she will make a friend.
Pearl seems perfect to Rose; she's beautiful, popular and a great friend. As their friendship grows, the time of the Harvest Parade and dance grows near as well. All the girls plan their dresses, hair and make-up months prior to the event. A desperate Rose goes to see the town 'witch', Edie, to see if she can make the dress.
Together Rose and Edie do make a dress, a beautiful midnight blue dress. Does the dress hold a special magic? What will happen when Rose wears it? The Midnight Dress is a story of friendship, family and love. I would recommend this book for middle to high school students.