Synopses & Reviews
A sinister old house, an intriguing new friend, a fifty-year-old mystery, and a tag-team of disgruntled ghosts force thirteen-year-old Lily to unearth her family's deepest secrets in this multilayered tale that's both hilarious and harrowing, comic and creepy.
"Sharp-witted narrative and lively characterizations....The macabre turn of events is unsettling, but Lily's search to find the truth about the past remains intriguing." Publishers Weekly
"Blending humor with a bit of creepiness, author Laura Ruby intercuts the human tale with a second story...inhabited by ghosts." Children's Literature
"This comic ghost story will delight young teens." VOYA
"A cast of eccentric characters plays out this intriguing story....Readers will be hooked right up to the surprising ending." School Library Journal
About the Author
Laura Ruby is a Chicago-based writer, the author of lily's ghosts. A Parents' Choice Silver Honor winner and a nominee for the Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery, Lily's Ghosts
was also selected for Chicago Public Library Best of the Best and the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age lists. Laura also writes short fiction for adults.
As a child, she liked to ask people nosy questions such as "If everyone in the world were either a jerk or a creep, which one would you be?" and "Would you rather have the power of invisibility or the power to fly?" She discovered that there are an awful lot of jerks flying around this world and not nearly enough invisible creeps. The Wall and the Wingis her tribute to them all.