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...

  • 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 chara...

  • ONYX Pages

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

  • 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...

  • Akoss

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.THE FORGOTTEN GIRLReleased 11/5/19On a cold winter n...

  • Kelly

    This is delightfully chilling while also offering a story about segregation when it came to death prior to the Civil Rights movement. Iris is a great narrator and her relationships with her parents, a...

  • Andrea Nourse

    I could not put this book down and devoured it in a day. Not only was it beautifully written with compelling and real characters that I fell in love with, The Forgotten Girl also taught me about segre...

  • Danielle: Braillerose

    This was a really cute, wintry, and slightly creepy book aimed at early teenagers or middlegraders. This is not the type of book I'd normally pick up, but I wanted something light, quick, spooky and c...

  • Alexis Casson

    The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown Is an intriguing story about a young girl, Iris and her best friend Daniel. Daniel’s grandmother has many superstitions and she forbids the children to go outs...

  • Michelle Kenneth - PerfectionistWannabe.com

    [I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.]I really liked this ghost story. Not only do you get a little scary story, but you also learn about abandoned and segregated graveyards. For th...