Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.
Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school -- until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?
Kim is also the author of the new middle grade series Sleuth or Dare (from Scholastic, May 2012, June 2102 and July 2012). In her words, "These are middle grade books for ages 8-12. They have mystery, suspense, humor, and friendship drama." The second book in the series Sleuth or Dare #2: Sleepover Stakeout, releases today!
After reading about Kim in an interview over on the Literary Rambles blog, I found her book Sleuth or Dare: Partners in Crime at the book fair for my kids' school. I thought to myself "Cool, I *know* this author!" Since I am in the process of writing a MG Chapter Book series I grabbed this for my own personal reading - sorry 8-year-old daughter, you will have to wait until I am done with it! I e-mailed Kim with a few new writer questions last week and wouldn't you know, she had responded twice within one day! She is so nice (and quick on her computer) to have answered my quirky questions and she definitely has a new follower of her work. Thanks Kim!
Check out this fun series for yourself and your kids. You won't be dissappointed!