Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart

I added Nothing But Ghosts to my tbr list after it was recommended to me by Serena. I'm really glad she did. I probably would have never read this quietly beautiful book.
Nothing But Ghosts is the story of Katie. Her mom has passed away and her and her father struggle to live without her. Katie discovers a mystery about her employer and, with the help of the town librarian, she delves into her town's past. Katie, herself, is lost in her own past. A lot of the book is told in flashbacks, helping the reader learn more about Katie's mom. Katie's dad also gets into the mystery after he receives a mysterious painting.
Kephart's writing is beautiful. I kept losing myself in the enchanting prose. I really felt like I was standing in Katie's house, watching the sun reflect off the glasses or in Miss Martine's garden, enjoying the flowers. I had to read passages again and again because they were so beautiful. And beautiful is exactly how I would describe this book!
Highly recommended. Others who shared their thoughts on Nothing But Ghosts: Violet Crush, My Friend Amy, The Hiding Spot and Presenting Lenore.
This was my twelfth read for the 2011 YA Reading Challenge.


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