Girl and the Ghost (The Girl and the Ghost)

girl and the ghost

A Malaysian folk tale comes to life in this emotionally layered, chilling middle grade debut, perfect for fans of The Book of Boy and The Jumbies.

I am a dark spirit, the ghost announced grandly. I am your inheritance, your grandmother’s legacy. I am yours to command.

Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit. She names her ghostly companion Pink, and the two quickly become inseparable.

But Suraya doesn’t know that pelesits have a dark side—and when Pink’s shadows threaten to consume them both, they must find enough light to survive . . . before they are both lost to the darkness.

Fans of Holly Black’s Doll Bones and Tahereh Mafi’s Furthermore series will love this ghostly middle grade debut that explores jealousy, love, and the extraordinary power of friendship.---from the publisher

288 pages                        978-0062940957                       Ages 8-12

Keywords: mystery,  folk tale, supernatural, witch, grandmother, Asian culture, Malaysian folk tale, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old

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