I think this is a darling cover!
Why I Wanted to Read This:
I saw the great reviews come out when it was first published and I wanted a fun, paranormal-ish book for my library. This fits the bill! Here's the synopsis from GoodReads:
After she’s hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people. Among them, there’s her overopinionated Bubby Dora; a prissy fashion designer; and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a séance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one big fear: talking to—and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with—her crush, Andrew Finkel.
Romance?: Yes, a sweet little middle school romance!
Lilah was such a sweet character. She took her new ability in stride and did her best to help everyone out who needed--both living and dead.
I loved how willing Lilah was to tell people about her new "gift" and how willing people were to believe her.
This story moved right along at and was a very easy read. I liked how there wasn't a HUGE thing that had to be dealt with, but a few small issues along the way. Problems getting solved quicker made for a quicker read.
Lilah and her first romance are just adorable!
There was humor and sweetness and I smiled pretty much the whole time I read this book!
To Sum Up: Such a fun, enjoyable read! Lilah was sweet and a great middle grade character. I have a copy for my library and already have a few readers who want to give it a go!