Monday, April 23, 2012
Review: Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story by Marilyn Nelson & Tonya C. Hegamin
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: September 1, 2008
Genre: Young Adult (ages 12- up), Paranormal, Ghost Story
A Newbery Honor winner collaborates with a new writer in this hip-hop-inspired historical thriller.
Pemba's Song is a story about a girl named Pemba who discovers a special gift: She sees ghosts.
In the begining of the book we are introduced to Pemba and her mother. Pemba is upset with her mom, because she is moving her away from Brooklyn and her friends to a small town in Connecticut where her mom was offered a great job and an opportunity for a fresh start.
Pemba and her mother meet a strange man named Abraham who lives at the local library. She soons befriends this man and helps him with some local research. She soons discovers that the little town and the new house (or should I say old house) they live in holds lots of secrets and one of them is the ghost a slave girl named Phyllis who lived in the house in the late 1700's.
Phyllis begins to visit Pemba in supernatural ways, asking her to help her bring justice to two unsolved murders that occured there....
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good ghost story. At the end of the book we learn that the writers of the book indeed met a man by the name of Abraham who inspired this book and its history. So I thought that was pretty cool ^-^
Where to buy this book: Amazon