I read Shadowland for my Trick or Treat square on Halloween Bingo. Normally, the Young Adult books I read are Science Fiction but I thought this would be a better fit for Halloween Bingo.
I’d heard about Meg Cabot, mainly for her Princess Diaries but I’d never read one of her books before. She delivered a light, entertaining Young Adult tale about a teenager who can talk to the dead.
It’s the start of a series so it had a Season 1, Episode 1 feel to it but it did deliver a complete story in which, in addition to learning about our heroine’s backstory (lives all her life in NYC, has seen ghosts forever, doesn’t want to end up in a psych ward, moved to Carmel when her mother remarried), current challenges (living in California – why no Mass Transit?, attending a new posh school, having a dead guy in…
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