After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own, so when a tea party leads Lora to discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house, they soon become best friends.
I saw the cover of this one and just had to pick it up based on that alone. In this we follow Lora, who is on the cusp between being a kid and starting to grow up – and she doesn’t want to grow up. She watches all of her friends move into more grown up things and doesn’t know what to do. While playing pretend by herself she holds a séance tea party and meets the ghost haunting her house.
This is a wonderful representation of what can happen when a child is in that transitional age and it was so fun to read. Lora’s journey to figuring out who she wants to be while still clinging to the magic of childhood was so touching and relatable. The art style had that wonderful sense of whimsy that I enjoy and the coloring perfectly fit the mood of the scenes.