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RIP IV Book One: The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney

Posted on: September 10, 2009

sparrowSparrow Delaney is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter and is supposed to be the best medium Lily Dale has ever seen.  And she is.  Except nobody knows it.  Wanting to just be “normal” she keeps the fact she talks to ghosts a secret from her family and friends.  Then she begins to talk to Luke, a cute boy about her age.  He won’t leave her alone until she helps him. 

Sparrow has also started a new school.  She wants to get out of Lily Dale, a town of mediums which actually exists.  At her new school she meets Jack, another cute boy who is very much alive.  Her and Jack are paired up to do a history project together on the town of Lily Dale, a subject Sparrow nows all to much about.

I would describe The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney as a supernatural comedy.  The descriptions of Sparrow’s family of six sisters (all named after birds) and her grandmother are priceless and made me wish the author included more of them.   Sparrow goes through life trying to ignore the ghosts who come to here and this also makes for some very humorous situations.

Sparrow must learn to use her gifts and help her friend even if it means admitting who she is to the world.  Entertaining and fun but not as creepy as I initially hoped for still worth the read.


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