Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Ghost in Me - Book Review

Do you have middle grade kids who love spooky stories. The Ghost In Me could be just what you are looking for.

Like any other fourteen-year-old, Myri Anna Monaco has problems she doesn't know how to deal with: a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, a mother who's dating her science teacher, and a "punishment" for a science-project-gone-wrong that lands her in the last place she wants to be--in auditions for the school play. But most girls don't have what Myri has--a ghost named Wren, who not only lives at home, but who is willing to "trade places" whenever she is needed. Although Myri is reluctant at first, Wren's offer becomes a quick and easy solution when her problems collide. However, this brief experience in ghostly possession soon takes Myri's life to new levels. How much will Myri lose to avoid the problems mounting around her? How much will Wren take to fulfill her own desires?

This story was not only suspenseful, it was laugh out loud funny to read. Shaunda Kennedy Wenger has a great sense of humor which translates to her writing. I found myself rooting for characters who were believable and well developed.

The plot was quite unique and with several story threads and it moved along at a good pace. Situations the characters faced were realistic (except for the possession thing) and well thought out.

You can find The Ghost in Me on Amazon at this link


Donna K. Weaver said...

I'll have to tell my 12 year old granddaughter about it. Nice review.

Nichole Giles said...

Looks way cute. Thanks for telling us about it.

Canda said...

Thanks, I'm always looking for books to recommend to teachers.

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