Marvin’s life has gone through many devastating changes lately. After his father’s death his mother remarried the paramedic from the accident scene, they moved to a new house, and Marvin can now talk to spirits. His father still visits him and explains that is passed down in his family and Marvin should do what he can to help the stuck spirits. Marvin has no desire to help any of them, he just wants to be left alone until he meets Stella. A pretty goth girl with no memories and no idea she’s even a ghost. Will Marvin accept his gift and help Stella, or will he run away from more of his problems?
This book would be good for teenagers to read, but I don’t know if adults would get as much out of it. Marvin is moody, and hard for me as an adult to relate to though I probably would have been more inclined to like him when I was a teenager. I did like that his father got to stick around to help him, and their relationship was really sweet but I wanted more resolution with his mother and stepfather. The ending left it open for more of Marvin’s adventures but I don’t know if I would join him again. I gave this book three out of five stars.