The Door to January
The Door to January
The Door to January
2017 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult NovelEver since sixteen-year-old Natalie Payson moved away from her hometown of Bernier, Maine, she's had nightmares. And not just the usual ones. These are inside her, pulling her, calling her back, drawing her to a door, a house, a place, a time. Full of fear, full of danger. So this summer, Natalie's going back to Bernier to face up to a few things: the reason she left town in the first place; the boy she's trying hard not to trust; and the door in her dreams. But once she goes through the door, into a murky past, she's entangled in someone else's world. And only Natalie can help right the wrongs of both the past and the present. Breakthrough author Gillian French skillfully weaves together themes of small town bullies, unsolved murders, time travel, and the force of the spirit in this gripping paranormal thriller.

Book Details


  • Paranormal

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Natalie Payson has been having nightmares ever since she left her hometown of Bernier, Maine. Not the usual nightmares where you wake in a sweat, but the nightmares that seem like history. Nightmares that feel real. So Natalie heads back to Bernier to face her nightmares head-on. Will she discover what the nightmares mean? 

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The Door to January is about sixteen-year-old Natalie Payson. She has been having nightmares ever since she moved away from her home town in Bernier, Maine. She feels a connection between her and her hometown; something deeper than the average dream.

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