Lilah can hear ghosts … and, boy, are they annoying!
I thoroughly enjoyed Small Medium at Large. The trouble starts when Lilah, the delightful seventh-grade narrator, gets struck by lightning. She’s fine after a night in the hospital, except for one thing--now she can hear dead people speaking. Lilah’s grandma, Bubby Dora, is a frequent visitor, but Lilah meets other memorable spirits, too, including a famous fashion designer and an attention-seeking bad boy named Rufus.
When she’s not mediating between the dead and the living, Lilah is a normal twelve-year-old. She watches ANTM with her best friend, talks back to Dolly the mean girl, gets her first bra, obsesses about her crush, Andrew Finkle, and looks forward to her upcoming bat mitzvah. She also worries about her dad, who was more upset than he’ll admit about Lilah’s mother’s remarriage. Throw in a school dance, a fashion show, and a rock concert, and it all adds up to a funny and sweet story for tween girls.