Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
Based on the YouTube videos of the same name, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl details the horrors of Sunshine Griffith, who has just moved into an undeniably haunted house.
The evidence: someone is running around upstairs, but no one else is in the house. Sunshine keeps hearing the laughter and whispers of a little girl, but Sunshine is an only child. Plus, the stuff in her nauseatingly pink bedroom is being moved around every time she closes the door.
The problem: Sunshine's mother doesn't see any of it. She's all about science and she doesn't believe in ghosts or spirits or anything paranormal. So, Sunshine picks up her camera and sets out on a journey to prove without a shadow of a doubt that this ghost is real.
ReviewWhen I was a kid, my dad had this annoying policy of judging everything I read or listen to or watched on TV based on his years of experience and consumption of music, literature, and film. That meant that he would listen to a song for, like, ten seconds and then say something offhand, like, "They're just playing the same guitar riff over and over." All of a sudden, all I would be able to hear would be the stupid guitar riff.
In light of that, I'm going to do my best to keep my opinions to myself when it comes to books I don't like. I'll just say that The Haunting of Sunshine Girl was not my favorite. That being said, I think there are a lot of people out there who might like it. Ghost stories aren't incredibly common. Have at it and have fun!
© 2017, Copyright Miriam Braud.
While I try to post content warnings if I, personally, identify anything that I think is not appropriate for my students who range in age from 11-14, I recommend that all content is perused by parents to ensure that the individual and unique values of each family is upheld.