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Watch Over Me

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Eerie, compelling ghost story about trauma and healing.

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Author Nina LaCour's strong, sometimes lyrical writing lifts this story of trauma, grief, and recovery well beyond the average ghost story. Watch Over Me is haunting and compelling, dripping with eerie atmosphere and pervasive fear and dread. But LaCour strikes a wonderful balance between nightmare and daylight by taking readers on Mila's journey to understanding and forgiving her past; learning how to give and receive love; and the beauty and peace that come from being able to make your own choices in life.

Teens will relate to Mila's fear that she might not be a good person and her need to find a place where there are people she loves and who love her, too. Themes of parental loss and abandonment as well as past abuse make it best for high-schoolers and up.

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