Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Secret of Laurel Oaks

The Secret of Laurel Oaks by Lois Ruby
While staying with her family in Louisiana's Laurel Oaks Plantation, purported to be one of the most haunted places in America, thirteen-year-old Lila is contacted by the ghost of a slave girl unjustly convicted of murder.

1 comment:

Ashleigh Larsen said...

...This novel shifts back and forth between Lila's voice in the present and Daphne's voice in the past, showing how two lives centuries apart connect in a deeply moving way...the characters' struggle between reality and myth in this innovative "ghost" story... overflows with the power of love, friendship, and courage.