Walk of the Spirits
Richie Tankersley Cusick
Puffin (2008)
ISBN 9780142410509
Reviewed by Neha N. Kashmiri (age 14) for Reader Views (11/08)

 

Miranda Barnes and her mom have moved from Florida to St. Yvette, Louisiana because of a hurricane. She has left her friends and everything she knew back home in Florida. She now lives in the garage of her grandfather’s house, the one she didn’t know she had until she was ten. The one who most of the town thinks is crazy.

She is thrust into the practically Scooby gang of beautiful Ashley, jock Parker, goth Roo, cute Gabe, and sexy Etienne. During a school project she suggests that they have a “ghost walk” and everyone gets into it. They start researching places in the town that have been rumored to be haunted.

All the while, Miranda is having dreams of a strange man telling her to take something from him and “the rose…the rose” whatever that means. When she finally does take the thing he gave her, the mystery only deepens. But now she has her friends to help her. Can they help the ghost and solve the mystery of the rose?

I thought “Walk of the Spirits” was a good book if you got past how Scooby-Doo the gang is. The mystery of Nathan and the rose is engaging and was one not easy to solve, though honestly I don’t know how they came up with the solution, it just came out of nowhere. “Walk of the Spirits” by Richie Tankersley Cusick has a bit of mystery, romance, and good friends. Recommend as a paranormal mystery.

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