The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie & Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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Genre: Horror

Synopsis: Based on the wildly popular YouTube channel, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl has been described as “ Gilmore Girls meets Paranormal Activity for the new media age.” YA fans new and old will learn the secrets behind Sunshine—the adorkable girl living in a haunted house—a story that is much bigger, and runs much deeper, than even the most devoted viewer can imagine…

200words (or less) review:
The beginning of the book was just ideal. Mysterious footsteps – check. Disembodied voice – check. Disturbing dreams – check. Pets behaving odd – check. Creepy house, creepy town, creepy feelings, check check check…

Sunshine moves into her new ‘creepy’ house with her adoptive mum and on the first night she hears footsteps upstairs. Footsteps that shouldn’t be there. The cold feelings keep burrowing deeper into Sunshine and it’s not long until she knows that her new home is haunted. Her mother isn’t convinced, so Sunshine sets out to prove it.

The first part of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is great. The ghost (or ghosts). The unseen, the sounds, the feelings. All those dump in the night experiences designed to give you nightmares. I’m still failing on being scared thing but thought as unnerving the build-up certainly worked. After some of the mystery is solved the haunting lost that shine for me. I still enjoyed reading the book and seeing where the story went but I missed the ‘creepy’.

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl certainly fits as a spooky read.

Recommend it?


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3 thoughts on “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie & Alyssa B. Sheinmel

  1. I keep seeing this book… and it looks like it would be right up my street. But do you think I need to have watched the YouTube series to get the most out of it?

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