Additional fun aspects of this book include a benevolent ghost friend, an unexplained hospitalization, and a grandmother with interesting skills. Add to this standard family dynamics (busy older sister, young brother who requires babysitting), supportive and involved parents and a new best friend whose mother is a chef, and this was a fantastic story about ghosts, family, and figuring out personal identity. Really enjoyed this one.
It's hard to find deliciously creepy ghosts from other cultural backgrounds, and Oh's incorporation of Korean traditions is a welcome addition to the growing number of multicultural books. Include this book with other creepy stories from other cultures, including Baptiste's The Jumbies (Trinidadian), Kelly's The Land of the Forgotten Girls or Torres and Elbert's Lola: A Ghost Story (Philippines), San Souci's Haunted Houses collection of stories from around the world, and Rhodes' Bayou Magic.