The Girl Across the Water

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
A cabin in the woods, an island on the lake, and a strange young girl who appears and then disappears. Paul is drawn into the mystery when he sees the girl and then hears a local ghost story... More

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About Jody Kihara

Jody Kihara is an author of children's and teen fiction. She writes for several different age ranges, from chapter books to mid-grade to young adult. Her younger children's books are humorous, and her mid-grade and YA books usually have a strong element of adventure or mystery.

Jody's latest novel is SWITCHING, a YA time travel. You can also watch a video trailer for Jody's book THE FRANKINCENSE TRAIL, on YouTube:

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Review by: Annie Reeves on April 28, 2011 :
I thought, it will be a boring story and a cliche. I couldn't make myself read beyond Chapter four, so I skip. I read the last four chapters of the book but I end up going back and read the entire book. Intriguing story and surprising. I thought it is another ghost story but it is more like a mystery. The author made a fantastic job. I applaud the author and give her two thumbs up! Congratulation! I Love it! Exciting Story, it is worth reading!
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
Review by: Rachelle on April 18, 2011 :
I won this book in a giveaway, and I'm glad that I did. This is a good book which was difficult to put down. I really enjoyed reading it.

The reason I'm only giving it 3 stars is that I found the plot to be very typical YA fiction. Not very original, I'm afraid. Also, there were many editing problems, though I suppose that's to be expected with a self-published book. Lastly, the two images used for this book seemed not to fit the story in many ways, and seemed like 'stock' photos that were simply used in lieu of images that were actually created for the book. Again, most likely an issue to be encountered with a self-published book.

I would say, though, that if the premise of this book interests you, the price is very good, so go ahead and buy it and support this author :-)
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: D.L. Burton on April 8, 2011 :
Another excellent Jodi Kihara novel! Spine-tingling and hard to put down, with a very exciting climax! The main character Paul is totally believable and lovable: while solving a mystery of The Girl who keeps appearing on the island (could she be a ghost??), he struggles to come to terms with sharing his dad with his new step-brother. It's a great novel for children, and it's just a shame that it had to end.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
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