While attending a London boarding school, Rory, a young American, witnesses a murder committed by a Jack the Ripper copycat. Gradually she figures out that something else weird is going on — she can see people when others can’t.
Why I checked it out: It’s a 2014 Truman Award nominee.
Why I liked this book: It was a fun romp of a mystery with loveable characters. There’s even a logical explanation of why some people can see ghosts and others can’t.
What I didn’t like: I listened to the audiobook, and I have to say that I found the narrator a bit distracting. When Rory’s dialogue was spoken out loud, she was voiced with a distinct Southern accent. However, the accent disappeared when Rory was simply thinking to herself. This shift in narration really threw me off. Though it was still fun to listen to, I think I would recommend reading the print version instead.
Three words that describe this book: mysterious, paranormal and fun.