A Middle-Grade, paranormal adventure from author Sharon Skinner (The Nelig Stones, The Healer's Legacy) “Something hissed and a wet chill wrapped around Mirabella’s wrist and crawled toward her shoulder. She whipped around and glimpsed the outline of someone sitting on the edge of her bed. But as she stared, the image faded to a blur.” When twelve-year old Mirabella and her mother move into Great Aunt Clovinia’s old house, Mirabella discovers they aren’t the only ones living there. A mysterious faded specter haunts the place. When the house is scheduled for demolition, Mirabella must unravel the mystery of the ghost’s identity, and free it from the old house before it’s too late.
Mirabella and the Faded Phantom is a sweet and fun read for pre-teens and just about anyone. Mirabella deals with bullying, losing a parent and fitting in - all very real issues - in an authentic and realistic way. I recommend it!
Sharon Skinner's book - Mirabella and the Faded Phantom, was a splendid read and I enjoyed it very much. The characters are very lively and the Phantom herself added suspense and hope to the story. While the movie Ghost at first sprang to mind, this tale distinguishes itself far better for plot, suspense and excitement as I read it. This coming of age story with a decades long romance added many dimensions to the plot. I wish to give this book my highest possible recommendation for all ages. If you are an adult with the wisdom to still occasionally enjoy being a child then this imaginative story will be great fun! Patrick Swayzee and Demi Moore eat your hearts out!