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What's this book I read as a tweenager?

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CandleQueen · 17/06/2009 22:53

Set in America, New Orleans-ish I think.
Girl meets a strange family.
The boy is called Gabe. He has siblings.
It turns out he is/they are immortal (maybe vampiric, but I'm not 100% sure).

I borrowed it from the library around 1990 - 1994, but of course it could be older than that.
Any ideas?

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CandleQueen · 17/06/2009 23:01

Bit vague is it?

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juneybean · 17/06/2009 23:04

Sounds like the predecessor to Twilight LOL

CandleQueen · 17/06/2009 23:06

I'm reading New Moon now (read Twilight last weekend!) and it got me thinking about this book.

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Thingiebob · 17/06/2009 23:08

I can't for the life of me remember what it is called or who it is by but I am pretty sure I read the same book. The family don't age, right? So they have to move around a lot. One of the siblings is a teenage girl? It's a young adult fiction novel.

Sorry that's not much help is it!

CandleQueen · 17/06/2009 23:12

That's sound about right Thingibob!

It's really annoying, because I haven't even got enough info to Google!!

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HelloBeastie · 17/06/2009 23:13

No, this is familiar, it's not an Anne Rice is it?

HelloBeastie · 17/06/2009 23:15

Having googled- I don't think it is. Though I do think I've read it.

We're not just doing this to annoy you, promise!

CandleQueen · 17/06/2009 23:15

Locked in Time!
Lois Duncan

Gabe, sister Josie, mother Lisette!!!

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CandleQueen · 17/06/2009 23:17

Here!

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Thingiebob · 17/06/2009 23:20

That's the one!

Did it just come to you? As soon as I read the title I thought I can't believe I forgot that. I read it quite a few times I recall.

CandleQueen · 17/06/2009 23:22

I tried some more through Googling! I then remembered the name Lisette too.
I've just tried to see if the local library service still has copies, but alas no.
It might have to be an Amazon purchase!!

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