(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I did think this book was really easy to read and really well-written. Although I’m an adult, I was still able to enjoy this book.
Mirabella was a character I found easy to empathise with. Although I had some confusion with her family situation at first, I felt that the author did a good job of showing what Mirabella had gone through with what had happened with her parents.
I also thought that Mirabella’s desire to fit in at the school came across really well, even if it did cause her to make the wrong choices at times. The supernatural elements in this book came across really well and I enjoyed her interactions with the ghost.
I would have liked to see a bit more of the other students in Mirabella’s school. Erin and Stacey were the only ones who were really expanded upon. It was nice to see Mirabella interact with her teachers, though.
I did like Mirabella’s relationship with her mother and the whole experiments thing made me smile, because it seems so much like what a child her age would do. I could understand the issues there were between her and her mother, but I did think that her mother wasn’t as understanding as she could have been.
It was good to see Mirabella as a character who acted on her own initiative and make mistakes. They made her come across as a well-rounded, interesting character.
I think it would be good to read other books involving Mirabella in the future. I intend to pass this book on to my niece, because I think it might be a book she’ll enjoy reading. It was well-written and had some really sweet, emotional scenes in it.