Thirteen-year-old Lily Crabtree is infuriated when she’s forced to move again after her mother’s break up with the latest loser boyfriend. Now they’re broke and they’ll have to spend the winter in Uncle Wes’s creepy summerhouse in Cape May, New Jersey.
And the place is crawling with ghosts.
From the spiteful teenager who mistakes Lily for her high school nemesis to the restless spirit of her eccentric Uncle Max, Lily is haunted by a host of unhappy phantoms. But why are they here? And what do they want?
With the help of her new friend, local boy Vaz, Lily tries to find out. But just as they are on the verge of piecing together the mystery, a casual family dinner turns into a beachfront showdown with guests both invited and unexpected, both corporal and supernatural. And the outcome is anything but certain.
—School Library Journal
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
A 2004 Edgar® Award Nominee for Best Juvenile
A 2003 Parent’s Choice Silver Honor for Fiction
The Center for Children’s Books Best Books of 2003 List
One of the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best”
One of the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teenage
A Sunshine State Award Book
A Garden State Book Award Nominee
A Rhode Island State Award Nominee
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