Usually I like to save my ghosts stories for Halloween, but sometimes, a ghost story falls into the campfire ghost story category and therefore must be read in the summer/camping season. Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire is just such a book and thus has been read in heat of summer. How did I like it? I'll tell you, but first, as always SPOILERS AHEAD!
bean sidhe friend Emma (who can act as a human to let her taste food) at the Last Dance Diner. We learn that Rose was killed when she was run off the road by a man by the name of Bobby Cross. Bobby Cross made a deal at the crossroads which allows him eternal youth as long as he feeds his cars souls that he can take as long as they fit certain criteria (I never understood exactly who he could and couldn't take). Rose's spirit got away from him and now she spends her time avoiding him and hitchhiking. Since she has been doing the hitchhiking ghost thing for so long and all around the country, several legends have grown up around her, she is called The Girl in the Diner, the Phantom Prom Date, or the girl in the Green Silk Gown. Most of the book is little snippets and stories of her time in the dayside, interspersed with her battle (or lack of) with Bobby Cross. The book ends with Rose challenging Bobby for her friend Emma's life, which she wins, with the understanding that he can keep chasing her. Rose gets Emma back to the Last Chance Diner and she end by telling us she will continue hitchhiking on the dayside.
What type of ghost would you be? How far would you go to obtain eternal life? Is it bad that the idea of being able to change my clothes at will makes it almost cool to be a ghost>