Remembrance

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Au­thor: Meg Cabot Pub­lisher: Wil­liam Mor­row ISBN: 9780062379023

TO BE hon­est, I was not too im­pressed with the cover of this book. But I was pleas­antly sur­prised to find Remembrance rather en­gag­ing.

Au­thor Cabot han­dles the su­per­nat­u­ral with flair and hu­mour, in­ter­spersed with ac­tion and sus­pense.

This novel deals with ghost whis­perer Su­san­nah “Suze” Si­mon who com­mu­ni­cates with spir­its and helps them ‘go into the light’. Suze is en­gaged to Dr Jesse De Silva, who hap­pens to be a for­mer spirit whom she brought back to life.

How­ever, all she wants to do now is to make a good im­pres­sion at her first job. As a wannabe guid­ance coun­sel­lor at her alma mater, Suze is pre­pared to kick some ass if venge­ful spir­its are around, but she gets more than she bar­gained for.

Be­sides jug­gling a sopho­more haunted by the pow­er­ful spirit of a child, Suze also has to deal with an old overzeal­ous ad­mirer who threat­ens to de­stroy her fu­ture hap­pi­ness. The pace is fast mov­ing and fun enough to keep you read­ing. Al­though it deals with the su­per­nat­u­ral, it is not of the ‘clutch your heart’ ter­ror cat­e­gory. Rather, it is amus­ing and even touch­ing.

This is a good read to pass a dull af­ter­noon. – K.K. Wong

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