Arc Review: The Girl in White by Lindsay Currie

Title: The Girl in White
Author: Lindsay Currie
Genre: Middle Grade Paranormal / Mystery
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for a complimentary earc to review! All opinions are my own.

“Sweet Molly once lived in Eastport
Sweet Molly once loved the sea
Sweet Molly lost Liam to the shadows
Now Sweet Molly is coming for ye …
Mallory hasn’t quite adapted to life in her new town of Eastport yet. Maybe it’s because everyone is obsessed with keeping the town’s reputation as one of the most haunted places to visit.
And thanks to the nightmares she’s had since arriving, Mallory is having a hard time sleeping. Combined with the unsettling sensation of being watched and losing chunks of time, she’s worried that maybe the ghost stories she’s been quick to dismiss might actually be real.
When Mallory has a terrifying encounter with the same old woman from her dreams, she’s not sure what to do. With Eastport gearing up to celebrate the anniversary of their first recorded legend Mallory is forced to investigate the one legend she’s always secretly been afraid of . . . Sweet Molly.” (Goodreads)

Another great spooky read from Lindsay Currie!

The book is told from one point-of-view and it comes from Mallory. She has been living in a new town and she isn’t a fan, literally. The fandomish cult that follows the curses of the town is too much for her. Her parents even own a restaurant that deals with the morbid and has fancy spooky names for all their dishes. I will say that this book made me very hungry while reading! Mallory does her best to deal with it all, but the nightmares are becoming too much to handle.

Mallory is a skeptic which I liked. Along with her friend, they both don’t care about what the town does. They think it’s all crazy talk and don’t believe in the paranormal, but it’s becoming hard to deny with everything that continually happens to Mallory. I like that even though her friend is an even bigger skeptic she trusted her enough to let her in on what has been going on. That is true friendship. There are a couple other kids that form bonds with Mallory as well. One has more in common with Mallory and it’s pretty wild how they are connected!

The plot surrounding the paranormal was very interesting and kept me on edge the whole time. I loved learning more about Sweet Molly and how she fit into everything going on with Mallory and the town. It was cool to see all the plotlines match up. It was easy to understand Sweet Molly and her feelings, even though she didn’t actually communicate well haha. It was more scaring than anything but it worked! I also liked that we got a glimpse of what happened after everything.

Overall, this was another great book by this author! I hope she continues with this genre because I need more spooky stories from her!


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