Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell

We may be well past Halloween, but is there ever a bad time for a good ghost story? Nettle of the cleverly named The Muse, Amused–a Round I panelist for MG/YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi–reviews not only ghost stories but a whole array of YA books at her blog.

ShadowedSummer The ghost story in question for today, though, is Cybils FSF nominee Shadowed Summer, by Saundra Mitchell. Nettle took a look at this combination supernatural-tale-of-ghostliness and coming-of-age story earlier in the year, and wrote in her review that this novel was much more than it appears to be on the surface:

The plot of this book is a ghost story, but the heart is a moving story about the pangs of growing up and struggling to understand your way from childhood to teenagerhood.

Click here for the full review.