Maggie’s been homeschooled her entire life, so high school is a huge culture shock for her. She’s always just been friends with her brothers, and now her brothers are too busy to hang out with her. And she not only has to deal with having no friends, and the differences of public school, but also the fact that her mom left (which she thinks is her fault).
Oh, and did I mention that Maggie is haunted by a ghost?
I very much enjoyed this graphic novel. I do wonder whether or not there will be another, as it feels like there were so many unanswered questions at the end. Call it The Giver effect, or something. Why did Maggie’s mom leave? What was the purpose of the ghost? I’m actually thinking that the ghost’s purpose was to help Maggie find her way back to her brothers and (sort of) come to terms with her mother’s leaving. But if that’s the case, why did the ghost show up so early?
It’s a quick coming-of-age read that is also visually appealing. If you want to see more by this author, check out the illustrations to Brain Camp.