Spookygirl by Jill Baguchinsky

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Winner of the Breakthrough Novel Award Contest--Jill Baguchinsky's quirky, creepy debut

Violet doesn't remember much about her late mother, but she is certain of one thing: she too can see ghosts and communicate with the dead. But when Violet discovers paranormal activity in the girls' locker room, she finds herself ill-equipped for handling the school's ghostly echoes. Through Violet's own investigation and with the help of some unlikely allies, Violet discovers there is a lot she doesn't know about her special skill--and more still that can stand in the way of its power. With sharp wit and determination, Violet sets out to uncover the truth behind her school's haunting, to finish the investigation that led to her mother's sudden death, and to learn why the only ghost she has ever wanted to see is the one that has eluded her forever.

About Jill Baguchinsky

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Jill Baguchinsky considers herself a monster wrangler, muse therapist, and just a little bit spooky. She lives in Florida.
Published August 16, 2012 by Dutton Children's. 285 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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At age 6, Violet began learning about her ability to see and communicate with ghosts—a talent inherited from her mother, the leader of a paranormal investigative team with Violet’s dad.

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When she returns to her old school district, where rumors about her family's unusual history still run rampant, Violet encounters Dirk, a dead jock who's still tied to the school, and befriends a Goth wannabe;

Oct 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Spookygirl


In future books (and the way this book was written, there will be more books), it would be nice to learn more about Violet's father and see her relationship with him more fully developed.

Aug 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Spookygirl

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With the help of her friends Isobel and Timmy, plus her teacher Mrs. Fruclie, they investigate the Riley Islands.There she finds out what is haunting the locker room and many other secrets that, if I told you them, would ruin the book, so I won’t tell you.

Jan 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Spookygirl

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