It’s tough being 14. It’s even tougher if you’re 14, you have hyper-sensitive skin that breaks out in rashes and hives when you’re stressed, and you have an obnoxious older sister with evil friends who harass you endlessly. It could be worse though, as Heather Tildy discovers in Haint Misbehavin, you could have a mischievous ghost to deal with. Heather discovers her ghost, Amy Malcolm, in the back yard one day. Heather accepts having her own ghost, since her Aunt Geneva has one herself, but she is not pleased by the proposition. Heather has set a goal of being normal before she enters high school the following year and, just maybe, winning the love of hunky lifeguard Drew. Amy is putting a major kink in those plans.
Haint Misbehavin’ will be a major hit with girls. It offers humor, a bit of mystery, and romance. Heather is a likeable and believable protagonist, and her family provides some comic relief as well. Female readers will identify with trying to fit in and catch the perfect guy. This is book one in the Ghost Handler series. If the other titles are as humorous and fun, the series should be a big hit.