Crossed Out by Kim Baccellia takes us into the world of Stephanie Stewart, your typical American teenager. Well, almost a typical teenager, Stephanie has one thing that sets her apart from the other kids in her school. The only problem is that one thing is a pretty big one, she sees dead people.Sure you've heard that before right? But Stephanie doesn't just see them, it is her job to help them follow the light to the other side. For whatever reason some souls stick around after their death and it is left to Stephanie to help them figure out what they are supposed to do next.
I was seriously entertained by this story, I am intrigued by the paranormal and love a good tale. In Crossed Out Kim Baccellia takes a few seemingly normal characters and puts them seamlessly into a paranormal life. At the end I was begging for more. This book is fully complete but by the end we find out that not only does her best friend also have a special gift but her Mom has a secret as well, I can see a sequel to Crossed Out picking up on those aspects of this story.
About the Author:Kim Baccellia has always been a sucker for the paranormal. She blames it on her families' love for such things such as having picnics at cemeteries, visiting psychics, and reading her mother's copies of the daily horoscope. She even had her own horoscope column in middle school, which was a big hit! Kim's other works include the poem, "My Father", which appears in the anthology Mind Mutations, published by The Sun Rising Press. Her essay about the adoption of her son, Finally, Our Turn, appeared in Adoptive Families magazine. Her YA multicultural fantasy, Earrings of Ixtumea, is published by Virtual Tales and available now at Amazon. A member of SCBWI, Kim is currently writing the sequel to CROSSED OUT.* She's also putting the finishing touches on an upper MG fantasy No Goddesses Allowed. She lives in Southern California with her husband and son.
I received Crossed Out as part of Kim Bacccellia's virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.