Review; The Ghost Hunter's Daughter by Caroline Flarity
Description from Goodreads
"Supernatural meets Mean Girls" in this YA horror mystery for older teens.
Sixteen-year-old Anna sees things from another world, the spiritual world, a skill that isn't exactly useful in high school. It's bad enough that her mother, possessed by a demon, took her own life when Anna was a child, a loss she remains tortured by. Now her father makes his living "clearing" haunted objects, and Anna's job as his assistant makes her a social misfit. Most kids in her suburban New Jersey town refer to her just as "Goblin Girl."
Only Freddy and Dor remain loyal friends. But Anna's so focused on her own problems, she's missed that her connection with Freddy is moving beyond the friend zone and that Dor is in crisis.
As junior year approaches, a rare solar storm lights up the night skies and the citizens of Bloomtown begin to act strangely: Anna's teachers lash out, her best friends withdraw, and the school bullies go from mean to murderous. When Anna realizes she can harness this evil power, she sets out to save Bloomtown and the only family she has left.
But to do so, she must keep her own increasingly dark urges at bay.
My Thoughts on the BookThe Ghost Hunter's Daughter is a dark book with an fast-paced plot and well developed characters. The book also tackles several heavy topics, self injury, suicide, bullying, hoarding and child sexual abuse, but most of it is pretty mild. Anna might be a bit self-absorbed at times, so there's some things she don't pick up in regards of her friends, which was a bit frustrating.
Nontheless, it was a fun book to read.