by Katie Alenderon
Published April 21st 2009 by Disney-Hyperion
Age Range: 12 and up
Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude. When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in.
Alexis wants to think that it's all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening--to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president. Alexis knows she's the only person who can stop Kasey -- but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?
I'm not usually into the 'ghost' genre, but, you, Ms. Katie Alender, got me hooked from the first sentence all the way to the very last. It was scary, but addictive, like Twilight.... (just kidding).
I loved the fact that there was just enough drama to NOT make the story like some Asian soap opera, and that there was just enough 'ghostly action (what?)' to not make it all Paranormal Activity or The Ward type-of-scary.
I rated it a 4 out of 5, but only because I couldn't sleep. I kept thinking were going to start telling me to 'come out and play' or 'come play with us' or something like that. **shudders** If they make a movie I would DEF watch it in cinemas. I don't care if it's scary. Yolo, right?
Contributed by Isabel - multitaskingmomma's daughter xoxo ;)