Sparrow Delaney absolutely, positively does not want to be a medium like her six older sisters, her mother, and her grandmother. She does not want to see, hear smell, or talk to ghosts. If she sticks to her rules and doesn’t let anyone know that she can do all those things-- everywhere, all the time-- Sparrow just might pass as a normal tenth grader at her new high school. She makes a new best friend and meets an irritatingly appealing guy in her history class. But when another boy catches her eye, all Sparrow’s dreams of being ordinary go up in smoke. Because this boy is a dead one--a persistent, charming, infuriating ghost, who won’t let her be until she agrees to help him Move On.
“A complicated life is an interesting life.”
- This was a really enjoyable book from beginning to end, but it was halfway throughout the story when I became into it. I liked it a lot, however, and would recommend this to teens who love a light read.
- Our heroine is Sparrow, who is easily likeable. Her voice is funny and realistic, as well as her other family members. She would react like a normal teenager who is eager and both nervous to start high school. I even related to her at some point, saying that I strongly agreed.
- The ending I had mixed feelings about. It was pretty predictable and I probably would have liked a surprising ending. It was okay since everything is resolved, but I was left wanting for more of Sparrow Delaney’s life. What I was also left with was a perky smile on my face. It just happens that I’m a sucker for those kinds of endings.