Bertie's Book of Spooky Wonders
Twelve-year-old Bertie Blount is great at causing trouble. When she's forced to leave behind her dad and friends in North Carolina so her mom can marry the most boring optometrist in the world, Bertie has a chance at a fresh start.
But when Bertie arrives in Pennsylvania, she doesn't just bring trouble; she brings disaster. In a moment of anger, Bertie unwittingly triggers an accident that puts her future stepbrother in a coma.
Broken and desperate to make things right, Bertie prays for a miracle. Instead, the universe gives her a pair of supernatural sunglasses, a wise-cracking doppelganger, and a terrifying ghost that sends Bertie on a dangerous mission to find the one thing that just might save her stepbrother's life.
Great for kids and adults
What a gem this one is!
This is a book about a girl who gets herself into a bunch of trouble and has no way out until she finds some magic glasses that let her see ghosts (scary and emotional) and a better version of herself (funny and amazing). She has to battle a whole lot of things, but she becomes more like the better her. Really super fun and I even cried at points too, but I won’t admit that.