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Sep 16, 2002
| ISBN 9781101142585
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Sep 16, 2002 | ISBN 9781101142585 | Middle Grade (8-12)
For fifty years, ten-year-old Susie has waited for her parents and sister to come back. Each new family who moves into her home seems not to notice her, except for the young children. Susie likes children. She even likes baby-sitting, but can she baby-sit forever? Why can’t she get anyone else’s attention?Charlotte is looking forward to a great summer in her new home, despite her many baby-sitting duties. But someone else seems to be helping her watch her little brother. Someone only he can see. Gradually Charlotte realizes her all-too-normal house is haunted-by the ghost of a girl who doesn’t or won’t realize that she’s dead.Set around the Fourth of July, this story offers two perspectives-one of the living and one of the dead-in a wholly entertaining and thought-provoking way.
I am an Air Force brat, born in the long-defunct base at Harlingen. My childhood was spent reading and taking long car trips, as we moved from Texas to Alaska (where I lived through the great Anchorage quake of 1964),… More about Peni R. Griffin
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