Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release Date: August 21, 2012
Challenges: 2012 Debut Author Challenge
Rating: 3 stars
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.
Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinsky is one part cheese factor with a large dose of an adorable story about a not so typical teenage girl’s life. Spookygirl was so charming and endearing, I just couldn’t help but to love it.
This book has the most fun chapter titles ever. My favorite is still probably “Who ya gonna call?” as who doesn’t love a good Ghostbusters reference?
Violet, Tim, Isobel, and all the other characters are all way too awesome. I particularly loved Violet – she was such a great main character. All their antics were so easy to get caught up in and I had a blast reading this one. The plot was such clever and I loved how character driven it was.
Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator is the perfect sort of read for when you want a cute read to just sit back and enjoy. Jill Baguchinsky is an author to watch and I cannot wait to read more from her!