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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, Book 1

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.

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THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL is a page-turner. The setting works its ominous magic, the plot moves quickly, and the horror elements possess a skilled cinematic flair befitting a good supernatural horror flick. What makes this a standout are the characters: a smart, curious, empathic female protagonist; her hardworking, sarcastic, loving single mom; and a handsome boyfriend who's respectful and impressed by Sunshine's brainpower, skills, and love of learning, researching, and figuring things out -- even when there's no good explanation for them.

There's some real fright here and lots of life and death hanging in the balance. But for teens with an appetite for horror stories, you couldn't do better than good kids with smarts, engaged parents and clever solutions to facing what it means to grow up and take on more responsibility.

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