"I see dead people."
Billie lived a normal life until an accident put her in a coma for three days. When she wakes, she discovers a new ability. An ability to see the dead, sense their presence, and now she's faced with the reality that they just will not leave her alone.
"Murder House," a abandoned house on the outskirts of town rumored to be haunted, is scheduled to be demolished, but not before Billie and a few friends decide to take one last tour. Not only do the girls find more than they bargained for, but what they find opens a door into Billie's past that not even she knew existed.
One thing I found less than appealing aboutThe Spookshow was the lack of background information. Billie often references things, and people from her past, but the reader is left in the dark until nearly the end of the book and even then, there are several unanswered questions. Granted, the answers to these questions may come later in Welcome to the Spookshow, The Women in the Walls, or any of the other books in the series, but I think The Spookshow desperately needed more explanation.
Also, it's not really clear how old Billie or her friends are. It's just another cliff hanger that I feel lends towards my conclusion that the book needed more in-depth character building and clarification. I probably would have really enjoyed this book when I was 13 or 14, but not now.
Overall, the premise of the book is good. Your local haunted house with a twist and a main character who share similarities with the little boy from The Sixth Sense.
An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, and adventure through words printed on paper.
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