Written by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Eliot is grieving Babung, her paternal grandmother who just passed away, and she feels like she’s the only one. She’s less than excited to move to her new house, which smells like lemons and deception, and is searching for a sign, any sign, that ghosts are real. Because if ghosts are real, it means she can find a way back to Babung.
When Eliot chases the promise of paranormal activity to the presumably haunted Honeyfield Hall, she finds her proof of spirits. But these ghosts are losing their memory, stuck between this world and the next, waiting to cross over. With the help of Hazel, the granddaughter of Honeyfield’s owner (and Eliot’s new crush), she attempts to uncover the mystery behind Honeyfield Hall and the ghosts residing within.
And as Eliot fits the pieces together, she may just be able to help the spirits remember their pasts, and hold on to her grandmother’s memory.
Primary ISBN: 9780374313777
Publication Date: October 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Middle Grade , Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Japanese/Japanese American
Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Welcoming by Individual
Setting: United States (Maine)
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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