I just finished reading another great book this week! This one is called Food For A Hungry Ghost by Becky M. Pourchot. The story takes place in the charming beach town of Flagler Beach, Florida. Gala is a 15 year old girl who has just moved to Flagler Beach from Madison, WI. Gala’s mother is a very talented artist, and Gala is actually very good at drawing as well. She is having a hard time dealing with the move, and making friends, until one day, she and her brother Joey discover that it’s not just the two of them and their mother living in their home. They also have a resident teenage ghost!
The ghost’s name is Trista and she died at age 16 in 1986. She and Gala actually become good friends and Gala begins to feel like maybe the move to Flagler Beach wasn’t quite so bad. She even meets a super cute guy named Cy and the two of them seem to really hit it off.
Trista communicates with Gala through writing on paper and also through an old unicorn necklace that she insists that Gala wear around her neck. Every time Gala wears the necklace, Trista seems to sap her energy, leaving her drained and feeling old. Towards the end of the story, Gala finally realizes that she must end the bond that she shares with her ghostly friend Trista, for both of their sakes.
This story was one of my favorites so far because it takes place in Flagler Beach, and I live very near there. The story really makes you feel like you are right in the town and having the same experiences as Gala. It is fast paced and fun to read and the end of the story left me very exited to read more books in this series! I can’t wait to see what other adventures await Gala!