Parents' Guide to

Invisible Ghosts

By Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cute but predictable teen romance … with ghosts.

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age 18+

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age 18+

My 13 year old read it

I knew it would have a bit of kissing, but I had no idea two teens would get in bed together naked. Admittedly a ghost interrupts before they can go further, but still. It also had a seance with a ouija board, which is spiritually very dangerous, and exorcisms of ghosts. Really not appropriate for kids IMO.

Is It Any Good?

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In this sweet but tepid romance, a teen girl hangs out with her brother's ghost and struggles mightliy with the complications and fallout resulting from the unusual situation. Invisible Ghosts offers an interesting premise in using the ghost as a way of showing that Rose is having a hard time moving on after her brother Logan's death. (He died from an allergic reaction to bee stings when he went looking for her after they had an argument.) How can she grow up and move on when he's stuck at age 15? Every advancement she achieves is a reminder of the life he never got to have.

The story starts to feel a little forced when love interest Jamie enters the picture with his own secrets, and it falters further under shallow characters and a predictable storyline. Repetitive phrasing and characters that completely drop from sight drag it down a little more. However, author Robyn Schneider does a good job with the teen dialogue and banter. She also nails teen girl social dynamics, especially when she shows that many young women dim their personalities and fly under the radar to avoid scrutiny in high school. Overall, this is a light, fun read, especially for teens who are into "shipping" fictional characters.

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