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After she's hit by lightning at a wedding, 12-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: She can hear dead people. Among them, there's the overopinionated Bubby Dora, a prissy fashion designer, and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a séance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one big fear: talking to - and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with - her crush, Andrew Finkel.

"In a fresh, frank, and funny first-person voice, Lilah tells of her ghostly encounters from the perspective of a normal Jewish girl coping with abnormal powers. Droll middle school drama." (Kirkus)

©2012 Joanne Levy (P)2022 Joanne Levy

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Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Nominee, 2015

Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee, 2013

OLA Forest of Reading Red Maple Award Nominee for Fiction, 2014

Sydney Taylor Notable Book, 2013

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