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Walk of the Spirits
Walk of the Spirits
Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick
When Miranda Barnes first sees the sleepy town of St. Yvette, Louisiana, with its moss-draped trees, above-ground cemeteries, and her grandfather’s creepy historic home, she realizes that life as she knew it is officially over. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lonely and sad and . . . very pressing. Even ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780142410509
ISBN-10: 0142410500
Publication Date: 4/17/2008
Pages: 336
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

Hurricanes do anything possible. They cause chaos, damage, and emotional distress. For Miranda Barnes, the hurricane that hit Florida is causing all of the above... tearing her life apart.

Miranda is losing everything - her home, her friends; basically, the life she's adapted to. Now, once she moves into her grandfather's house in St. Yvette, Louisiana, strange things start to happen. It's bad enough that everyone thinks her grandfather is crazy, but now she is hearing voices while she's sleeping. Is she losing her mind, too?

Feeling disturbed and unsettled, Miranda is forced to join a group for a project centered on how the town is haunted. Her group is full of all types of people from different cliques - the jock, popular girl, goth girl, and two hotties. Add in Miranda and it's like The Breakfast Club. Miranda is in definite need of a pick-me-up. One of the hotties in her group, Etienne, is showing some interest. It's a definite plus that he is picking up on Miranda's distress, as it shows that he pays attention.

Turns out Miranda has the same power as her grandfather, where she can talk to ghosts who have yet to move on. The only hopes she has in beginning to have a normal life in this new town is by solving the mystery of the rose, helping the man who has been haunting her while she sleeps, and deciphering what it is between her and Etienne.

My favorite stories besides the ones all about vampires are those centered around mediators. WALK OF THE SPIRITS is haunting, intriguing, and at times amazingly sweet. All of the characters are well-developed and the chemistry between Miranda and Etienne is adorable. Readers will not be disappointed in this newest story by Richie Tankersley Cusick!