Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Ghost in Allie's Pool

Title:"The Ghost in Allie's Pool"
Author: Sari Bodi
Published by Brown Barn Book, 2007.
ISBN: 978-097681226-6-1.

Did your best friend ever abandon you to be one of the "in crowd?" Marissa and Allie have been best friends for many years. What makes Marissa prefer being with Crystal and Suzanne rather than Allie?

Allie has been researching the people who came over on the Mayflower for a project at school. She is positive that she has an ancestor who was aboard the Mayflower on its voyage to America. Marissa thinks Allie is obsessed with finding out more about her ancestry than being popular and accepted into "the group" before entering high school next year. Allie is surprised when she throws her friendship necklace into the pool and meets Dorothy May. Allie is the only one can talk to and see this ghost.

"The Ghost in Allie's Pool" by Sari Bodi is very intriguing. You find yourself hoping that the ghost can help the two friends make amends. This is a very imaginative story which is very hard to put down until you reach its last page. Talking to a ghost is like a fantasy but at least Allie gets some answers to the questions that are bugging here. Take a plunge and meet Allie and the ghost in her pool!