Also Reviewed for TeensReadToo.com
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Release Date: 2/1/09
About the Book: Middle School medium Kat is back, and this time there are even more ghosts following her around.
Kat and her friend, Jac, decide to explore the house next door as part of their spring break school project. But an abandoned house means ghosts, and when Kat meets the spirit of a young boy, she and Jac have another mystery to solve - and another spirit to help.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Suddenly Supernatural is the perfect paranormal series for tweens. When I was finished reading, I passed these along to my favorite tween reader and future librarian Emily. (I used to babysit Emily and we've bonded over our love of books. I'm constantly supplying her with a new stack every time I see her, much to her parents chagrin!)
Kat and Jac are great characters, and I think readers can relate to their middle school struggles. Jac is clashing over the future of her cello career with her mom and Kat herself is finding herself in that transition into teen-hood.
I read the first one and listened to the second one on audio. (You can find books one and two combined as one audiobook-love this idea!) These books translate well to the audio format and listening to teh story adds to the suspense and mystery. The narrator, Alyson Ryan, does a great job finding voices for Kat and Jac. Some narrators of tween books don't sound tween, and although Allyson Ryan sounded too adult for me at first, she grew on me and I ended up really enjoying it. I'll be looking for other audiobooks she's narrated.
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel’s tween voice is perfect and the mystery is enough to keep even older readers engaged. A fun, quick read for fans of ghost stories, I’m looking forward to the next installment in Kat’s story.