Wednesday, September 14, 2011
by Maureen Hardegree
received this book for review from NetGalley.
The start of a fun middle-grade series, The Ghost Handlers, follows Heather Tildy, an Atlanta teen with a troublesome habit of attracting ghosts. Middle-child Heather has enough to worry about with sisters, boys and school. Now that a trouble-making girl from the 1800's is poking her nose in Heather's business, her life has taken a supernatural turn for the worse! Before her life can get better, she has to figure out how to help the ghost move on. Debut author Hardegree is a veteran short-story author for the well-known MOSSY CREEK HOMETOWN series. She plans multiple titles in this warm and funny YA series.
I thought this was a fun book. Heather Tildy is haunted by a young ghost named Amy. Apparently Heather has inherited the ghost whisperer gene from her crazy Aunt Geneva. I'm glad this is the first of a series, I look forward to hearing more about the crazy aunt. The characters are fun and the older sister, middle sister rivalry between Audrey (the rotten older sister) and Heather is almost comical. This book will appeal to girls, but I don't see boys reading this story.