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The dreadful tale of Prosper Redding /

by Bracken, Alexandra [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Bracken, Alexandra. Prosper Redding: Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 362 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781484778173; 1484778170.Subject(s): Fantasy | Demonology -- Fiction | Blessing and cursing -- Fiction | Demonology -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy -- Juvenile fiction | Blessing and cursing -- Juvenile fiction | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | Science fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic | JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General | JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: A modern New England boy must rid himself of the ancient demon inhabiting his body and break his family's curse.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The first in a "devious and delightful" new series by Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds , soon to be a major motion picture. <br> *"An infectious, entertaining series starter. Clever, occasionally frightening, and always fun, this will hook plenty." -Booklist, starred review <br> *"Bracken's cast is drawn in loving detail, and her twisty plot will keep readers guessing." -Publishers Weekly, starred review <br> "I would say it's a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness'." <br> Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history-that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper's great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made-and then broke-a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, eight-hundred-year-old Alastor isn't exactly the forgiving type. The fiend has reawakened with one purpose--to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts to trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his afterlife without a side of eternal servitude, thanks. But with the help of his long-lost uncle, Barnabas, and his daughter, Nell, a witch-in-training, it seems like Prosper has at least a fighting chance of ridding himself of Alastor before the demon escapes and wreaks havoc on his family. <br> Little does Prosper know, the malefactor's control over his body grows stronger with each passing night and there's a lot Alastor isn't telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host? <br> From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it?

A modern New England boy must rid himself of the ancient demon inhabiting his body and break his family's curse.

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Prosper Redding thinks he's an ordinary kid--until he discovers there's a demon living inside him. Prosper's many-times-great-grandfather broke a deal with a Malefactor, and now Prosper's demon wants to end the Redding line. Enemies become friends, then family, then enemies again in this entertaining story full of sharp humor, incompetent evil, and engaging magic. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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