This was an entertaining story about a young girl named Violet who lives in an apartment above a funeral home with her father. Violet has inherited her mother's ability to see ghosts, the same ability that was responsible for her mother's early death.The book was full of fun: a pet polterguiest named Buster, ghosts roaming the high school, cemetery pranks, but overall I felt like there were just too many storylines branching off from the main quest. It was like the author couldn't decide which ideas to use and which to leave out so instead threw them all.Most of the story I found slightly juvenile (younger teens would love!) but the ending was gripping! I would have like to have spent a little more time on Riley Island, but alas, the conclusion and explanation came too quickly and I was left feeling unsatisfied and hungry for more.