SHADOWED SUMMER by Saundra Mitchell
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Author’s Website: www.SaundraMitchell.com
This slim book follows a fourteen-year-old girl who finds herself haunted by a boy who disappeared before she was born. The protagonist is young but the mature writing should appeal to the older reader as well. For those tired of wilting heroines and horror gone glittery, this is a down-to-earth ghost story with some real scares and an engaging mystery.
Reviewer Kate Marshall writes and reads in a cozy Seattle basement. You can find (much) longer reviews posted weekly at her blog, RevolutionSheep. She rarely actually incites farm animals to riot. Kate will be posting her 60-word reviews here twice a month, so stay tuned!