About the Book
A boy and his ghostly twin sister work together to pass messages from the beyond in this funny paranormal debut.
There are a few things you should know about Baylor Bosco: He’s thirteen-years-old, he has a twin sister, and he really does NOT like ghosts…which is problematic because he’s a medium and sees ghosts everywhere.
Oh, and his twin sister, Kristina? She’s a ghost too.
They’ve been working as a pair for years, expertly relaying messages from ghosts to their still-living loved ones. Baylor’s even managed to come up with an introductory phrase—one that he has to use far too often.
But when a strange ghost shows up close to Halloween, a grown man, covered in a sheet, with only his black leather shoes showing from the bottom, Baylor starts to wonder if something else has taken notice of him. And when his sister goes missing, somehow ghost-napped, he’s forced to figure out the truth about the Sheet Man and his sister’s disappearance, all without his usual ghostly ambassador.
This was a very imaginative book, the author does a wonderful job setting the tone for the book in the first 100 pages and keeps it up throughout. I really felt for the characters and what was happening and that is great in a middle grade read.
Baylor is a young boy with the ability to see ghosts and spirits, which is great because that way he can see his sister, who died at birth - a morbid beginning, but the book works out really well. Baylor and his sister Kristina have a really close bond. They talk all the time and I think that it is an adorable relationship. If they had both been alive I think that the relationship would not be so friendly.
The plot was very fun and kept my heart racing. Baylor and the creepy ghosts and Halloween night taking its place among the creepy and then Kristina starts to be away the plot picks up even more. As Baylor panics so does the reader.
I really enjoyed this read and think the series is going to be a fun one for all middle grade readers. If you enjoy a paranormal, young read than this is definitely for you.
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About the Author
Robert Imfeld grew up in Orlando, FL, and, like any self-respecting Floridian, evenly split his free time between the beach and Disney World. After graduating from the University of Florida, he put his journalism degree to good use by saving lives at a luxury resort (some call this “lifeguarding”) in Orlando, interning/brewing coffee at a production company in L.A., and managing finances for country songwriters in Nashville. He now lives in New York City, where he works on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid marketing team by day and writes kids' books by night. Follow him on Twitter @robbyimfeld.
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