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Ghost Hatchery: The Roma

We learn about ghost medicine, offerings, and how the roma (mother) makes gems (babies), as well as whether or not ghosts are male/female. Vi meets a Sibyllus, who seems to like her.

This is “patchwork” writing: sections/scenes without the connecting piece. It turned out to be a good way to get back into the world after a break from writing, as well as to not be overwhelmed by the task of introducing the world of ghosts. 

Read It: A Mango-Shaped Space

Even though I saw the set-up for the sad part waaaay off, I still cried my eyes out! It worked (I think) because the main character didn’t see it until she was in the moment, and I experienced it along with her.

I’ve always been drawn to books about people who don’t fit in– and this was a great one for that. Even though our heroine is the official “weird” one, the author does a nice job of highlighting everyone’s weirdness without being heavy-handed.




I recommend it for:

  • Artists
  • Kids in small towns
  • Cat lovers
  • Anyone who feels both ashamed and proud of being weird (see #4 on the Enneagram)