The Awakening of Sunshine Girl
By (author) Paige McKenzie, With Alyssa Sheinmel
Sunshine Griffith has been awakened. Her powers are now fully alive and spirits follow her everywhere, desperate for help moving on to the afterlife. Hoping to get her luiseach abilities under control, she agrees to begin training with her mentorher birth father, Aidan.
Aidan takes her to an abandoned campus deep in the Mexican jungle, far from her would-be boyfriend and protector, Nolan. But Aidan's work turns out to be more terrifying than Sunshine could have imagined. Is she prepared to finally learn the truth about what's threatening the future of the luiseach and the human race
and the deadly part she may play in it?
“If teens gobbled up the fast-paced, thrilling events surrounding Sunshine Griffith and her mother, Kat, in The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (Weinstein, 2015), they're sure to enjoy the new twists and turns of this latest series installment… McKenzie continues to write in an authentic teen voice that sucks readers in until the end. Fans ready to graduate from R.L. Stine's Goosebumps or those looking for a mix of Carolyn Keene's Nancy Drew and DC Comic's Scooby Doo will find just what they need in this paranormal series”
— School Library Journal
“Sunshine's powers are unique. She doesn't just help humans transition to the afterlife; her empathy allows her to feel connections to their whole lived experience, a power that proves both dangerous and useful… Sunshine continues to be a likable protagonist who strives to grow into herself and her unusual role in life. A cliff-hanger ending will have fans clamoring for the third installment.”
“Read if you dare!”
“Love, betrayal, tortured choices and a fabulous vintage motorcycle all factor into this thrilling YA paranormal story. You may not be able to put this book down once you begin reading it. Take my advice: Start reading The Awakening of Sunshine Girl on a Friday night so you'll have fewer distractions over the next two days!
— Rochelle Campbell
“Fans ready to graduate from R.L. Stine's “Goosebumps” (Scholastic) or those looking for a mix of Carolyn Keene's “Nancy Drew” and DC Comic's “Scooby Doo” will find just what they need in this paranormal series. Â¬VERDICT Teens who enjoyed the previous volume or the author's YouTube channel will dive into this latest entry of ghost mischief.”
— Julie Zimmerman, School Library Review
Paige McKenzie began playing Sunshine as a high school junior. Today, the The Haunting of Sunshine Girl YouTube series boasts more than 250 million views and is in development as a television show by The Weinstein Company. Paige lives in Portland, Oregon.
Nancy Ohlin is the author of Always, Forever, and Beauty. She is also the author of the YA novel Consent, and has contributed to several celebrity novels and bestselling Young Adult series.