The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie & Alyssa. B Sheinmel
Published: March 24th 2015 by Weinstein Books
Based on the wildly popular YouTube channel, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl has been described as “ Gilmore Girls meets Paranormal Activity for the new media age.” YA fans new and old will learn the secrets behind Sunshine—the adorkable girl living in a haunted house—a story that is much bigger, and runs much deeper, than even the most devoted viewer can imagine…
This will be short and sweet because I figure this is a book readers must experience for themselves.
It is one of the best, conventionally perfect horror stories I have read in years. I love that the girls utilized one of my favorite conventions of horror novels: making the antagonist, the sole villain or spirit of the story a house. Bringing life to the mundane. Absolute magic. Paying homage to the greats like hill house
The story transcends through time, flashes between past and present a journey through time. A story that intertwined relationships and tragedies from a hundred years ago, t0 the present.
The house is a life force and cannot be harmed. Add in some terrifying scenes, a bit of black magic…and yep, you must read it!
I unfortunately haven’t seen the YouTube channel the coincides with the story. I will definitely be checking it out! If it is true to the book, it will be fantastic.