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Teen Spirit

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Romantic ghost story is light on chills and thrills.

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Kids will root for likable, sympathetic Julie, though fans of Twilight-style supernatural romances might find less to sink their teeth into. Francesca Lia Block's romantic ghost story TEEN SPIRIT focuses on 17-year-old Julie's grieving process for her grandmother. Broadly telegraphed suspense about who's really the ghost is quickly resolved, and the book's overall atmosphere is more mundane than chilling. However, positive messages about preserving self-esteem and solving your problems with love shine through.

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