I really tried to love The Haunting of Sunshine Girl. The plot sounded right up my alley. I’m into ghosts and a good mystery. But shortly into it you realize that this is not written for the teen audience. It reads more like a younger teen to higher middle school story. The characters also take a back seat to the story. There are about 5 characters in total. And that is counting the one friend that Sunshine has back home in her old town. The second POV that pops in every once in a while was out of place and was very confusing. When the plot takes center stage it’s surrounded with a main character that sounds more like a 12 to 14 teen old vs the 16 teen year old she is supposed to be. So for me this is definitely a take it or leave it title. I think it will sit OK with fans of the web series. So if you’re a fan of the show, pick this one up.
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn’t recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just ... creepy.
In the days that follow, things only get stranger. Sunshine is followed around the house by an icy breeze, phantom wind slams her bedroom door shut, and eventually, the laughter Sunshine hears on her first night evolves into sobs. She can hardly believe it, but as the spirits haunting her house become more frightening?and it becomes clear that Kat is in danger?Sunshine must accept what she is, pass the test before her, and save her mother from a fate worse than death.