Saturday, May 14, 2016
Famous Last Words by Katie Alender, 312 pages (2016-2017 Truman Readers Award Nominee)
Of course, it's not all ghosts and murders in this story. Willa makes a few new friends. Marnie, a Hollywood kid like Willa, Reed, her stepfather's handsome young assistant, and Wyatt, a serious guy who is obsessed with the Hollywood Killer. When Willa realizes the magnitude of the trouble she's in she needs someone to help her, but who?
I can't say much more without spoiling it. I will say I never would have picked this up had it not been an award nominee. Mysteries are fine, but ghost stories are not my cup of tea. Fortunately for me this was creepy, but not too scary. The story itself moved quickly and I stayed up too late finishing it last night and then stayed up even later watching something silly to counteract the creepiness.