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The Dead and Buried

The Dead and Buried
By Kim Harrington
Scholastic Point, 2013
Audience: All Teens

Source: NetGalley

From Goodreads:
A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.

Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.

Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school — until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?

Whew, this book was scary. It was an amazing ghost story. Kayla was a sinister, terrifying presence, and I was so scared for Colby. It was crazy when the door opened and put him in more danger. In a nutshell, this was another one of those books that I couldn't read before bed.

One small thing I would like to brag about: I guessed correctly who-done-it way early in the novel! I am never right about stuff like that the first time around.

Even though I knew who it was, it wasn't predictable. I loved watching everything unfold and, of course, being right. The ending was fantastic, by the way.

Ok, I'm done.

If you want something deliciously scary, read this book. It's a great one to read in October. I'm still a bit jumpy from reading it! I'll be reading Kim Harrington's other books for sure. I hope she writes more ghost stories!