The Forgotten Girl

The Forgotten Girl Review

"Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?"

On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel - only to find the crumbling gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore, right beneath her.

Immediately, strange things start to happen to Iris: She begins having vivid nightmares. She wakes up to find her bedroom window wide open, letting in the snow. She thinks she sees the shadow of a girl lurking in the woods. And she feels the pull of the abandoned grave, calling her back to the clearing...

Obsessed with figuring out what's going on, Iris and Daniel start to research the area for a school project. They discover that Avery's grave is actually part of a neglected and forgotten Black cemetery, dating back to a time when White and Black people were kept separate in life - and in death. As Iris and Daniel learn more about their town's past, they become determined to restore Avery's grave and finally have proper respect paid to Avery and the others buried there.

But they have awakened a jealous and demanding ghost, one that's not satisfied with their plans for getting recognition. One that is searching for a best friend forever - no matter what the cost.

The Forgotten Girl is both a spooky original ghost story and a timely and important storyline about reclaiming an abandoned segregated cemetery.

Title:The Forgotten Girl
Edition Language:English

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    The Forgotten Girl Reviews

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    Super creepy, but also full of heart. This is a middle grade book that educates just as much as it scares, full of superstition, the ingrained racism that still exists in the world of today, and the p...

  • Rebecca McNutt

    The Forgotten Girl reminded me very much of the works of Mary Hahn in its supernatural middle grade style and characters. This book hearkens back to the days of those 80's - 90's middle-grade horror p...

  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)

    ❖ [booktube wish fulfillment] ❖ [twitter exsixtwosix] ❖REP (note: I'm white)- protagonist, best friend, and ghost are black- the focus of the story is about segregation and its long-term impact-...

  • Katerina Kondrenko

    4 out of 10 Not my cup of tea. Too serious for a horror fast-paced read, too paranormal for a serious middle-grade book about racial problems and segregation. Plus I'm tired of cliches when one cha...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    4.0 StarsThis was an atmospheric middle grade ghost story with some wonderful #ownvoices representation. The writing was quite strong and, at times, felt quite poetic. The wintery setting along with "...

  • Amber

    the right level of eerie for a middle grade horror book and an author I'm going to be looking out for in the future....

  • Jenny Hawley

    Every year when my daughter’s school has the Scholastic Book Fair, I always buy a ghost story. I rarely read any children’s/young adult books other than those with my daughter, but for some reason...

  • Bethany

    Actual Rating: 4.5 starsA creepy ghost story plus family, friendship, and untold history makes for a fantastic middle grade read in The Forgotten Girl! On the night of the first snow, Iris and her bes...

  • Nev

    A spooky middle grade ghost story that reinforces the importance of not forgetting the past. When Iris and Daniel discover a forgotten graveyard behind their houses they learn about their town’s his...

  • ONYX Pages

    Sweet, spooky, informative and validating. Well done India!...