By: Lindsay Currie
I would like to thank early reads by Sourcebooks for allowing me to read and review this book.
Good Reads Synopsis:
A ghost story about a malevolent spirit, an unlucky girl, and a haunting mystery that will tie the two together.
Claire has absolutely no interest in the paranormal. She’s a scientist, which is why she can’t think of anything worse than having to help out her dad on one of his ghost-themed Chicago bus tours. She thinks she’s made it through when she sees a boy with a sad face and dark eyes at the back of the bus. There’s something off about his presence, especially because when she checks at the end of the tour…he’s gone.
Claire tries to brush it off, she must be imagining things, letting her dad’s ghost stories get the best of her. But then the scratching starts. Voices whisper to her in the dark. The number 396 appears everywhere she turns. And the boy with the dark eyes starts following her.
Claire is being haunted. The boy from the bus wants something…and Claire needs to find out what before it’s too late.
I gave this middle-grade 4 stars. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it because all I could think about when I first started reading was another child complaining about her life.
I was surprised as I got into the book and really enjoyed it. I love the history being talked about in this Illinois town.
In this book there is a family who both parents are self- employed. The mom has a bakery that is mostly online. Dad who is a writer and has a little side hitch. This side hitch is the one that is mostly talked about in this book. The dad gives tours around this little town of known hauntings.
One day the girl has to go with her dad because the help called in sick. While helping him out she notices a little boy in the back of the bus. No one else can see him.
This little boy starts to haunt her and she doesn’t know why?
Her brother and two friends help her out to try and figure out who he is and why he is haunting her.
I had a blast trying to figure this mystery along with the kids. I was actually surprised at the end.
I would recommend this book to be read around Halloween but beware it can get a little scary if you aren’t into that sort of thing.