Harper doesn’t trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family’s new house is haunted. Harper isn’t sure she believes those rumors, until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely. The whole atmosphere gives Harper a sense of déjà vu, but she can’t remember why. She knows that the memories she’s blocking will help make sense of her brother’s behavior and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house, but will she be able to put the pieces together in time?
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.
This books is a mystery filled with spooky turns and a dangorous spirt that out to get this family. Spirt Hunters is such a injoy able book in and haunting way.
Atmosphere is fantastic