In the tradition of the loveable but flawed heroines from Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicholson Books, Kathleen O'Dell's Agnes Parker novels, and Lois Lowry's Anastasia Krupnik books comes Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's Kat Roberts. All Kat wants is to be normal, or at least to look that way to students at her new school. But her mother is a medium, and not the kind that fits in between small and large; Kat's mom is the kind of medium who sees spirits and communicates with them. And, even worse, Kat has just discovered that she can see spirits too. In fact, she seems to be the only one capable of helping a spirit at her school cross over successfully. The question is can she do it without needing to switch schools herself?
In this first of four SUDDENLY SUPERNATURAL books, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel brings humor, heart, and a little supernatural charm to the trials and tribulations of finding out who you are and who you want to be--all while surviving the seventh grade.
- A NYPL 2008 pick for their annual "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" list in the Children's Books category
"A satisfying start to a new series, this will especially appeal to tweens who like their paranormal with a touch of humor and some daily life." -Kirkus
"The book is so inviting-from the opening page design to Kat's engaging voice that readers will thoroughly enjoy unraveling the supernatural mystery." -The Horn Book
"With a rare combination of readability and genuine middle school trials and tribulations, author Elizabeth Cody Kimmel gives a well-placed kick to a genre that deserves a little rejiggering here and a little remastering there. A book I can honestly recommend to any kid looking for some great ghostly fare. . . Kimmel is clearly going to carve out a niche for herself....This is ghostly fare for girls who love books like Shug and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." -Betsy Bird (Fuse #8/SLJ blog) —
Praise for Suddenly Supernatural: Scaredy Kat: "This second series entry sustains the promise of the first book nicely balancing normal thirteen-year-old angst with paranormal drama." -The Horn Book—
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel grew up on a steady diet of ghost stories and science fiction, which she credits for getting her through seventh grade. The author of the Suddenly Supernatural series, Elizabeth lives in Cold Spring, New York, with her daughter, Emma, and their possibly telepathic beagle, Henry.