Allie Nicholas is a sixth grader with the ability to see ghosts. A few weeks after helping the ghost of a young girl solve a murder, Allie is approached by another spirit to do the same for him. Allie’s class is doing a project for Elder’s Day that involves interviewing an older person. The ghost encourages her to pick Mrs. Hobbs, a woman who works in the school cafeteria, as the subject of her project. Although every child in the school is afraid of Mrs. Hobbs, Allie agrees to do it if it will help lay the ghost to rest. Soon, everywhere Allie goes, fires start suspiciously. This new ghost appears to be a handsome young man in need of help, but Allie learns that ghosts are not always what they seem to be.
Award-winning author Cynthia DeFelice continues the story begun in The Ghost of Fossil Glen. Narrator Christina Moore perfectly captures Allie’s confusion and determination as a normal girl dealing with supernatural problems.
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Well, it was simply adorable and so fun to read. It isn’t as sophisticated, perhaps, by today’s standard but it really hit the mark for me. A young girl is able to hear/see ghosts sometimes and finds herself enmeshed in a past mystery and murder. The kind of scary I used to love to read in the seventies and still like to get my hands on. Well written, cute, fun and spooky. Loved it!