Genre: Realistic Fiction
# of Pages: 377
RAC Book: Yes
Tansy moves around a lot with her mother and grandfather because her mother is a horror author who needs to feel inspired by her surroundings. This time they are headed to a small town in Texas where her grandfather grew up. Her mother even rented out a house that is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a seventeen-year-old boy who committed suicide on the premises many years before. Tansy does not get too wrapped up in these legends because she is used to it with her mother’s stories, but she does notice a few odd things at this new house. Her suspicions are further heightened when she looks through the lens of her camera and sees a teenage boy staring back at her. Can she find out what happened to him all those years ago? Can she find acceptance in a town that never has newcomers?
Mystery readers will enjoy the intrigue of this ghost tale. The way Tansy is able to interact with the ghost is very interesting and unique compared to other similar stories. Some of the details will feel obvious to readers, but they will still find the delivery of the clues captivating. Tansy’s feelings about moving and insecurities about starting a new school will resonate with other teenagers. Overall, a very exciting mystery read.