There was no real plot resolution. There is a possible haunting, but Rebecca decides that, if she re-frames and hangs the sampler in the living room, we won't forget the girl who died. It was very un-fulfilling.
I understand why these types of books are important, especially in a school where there are a lot of students who are older with limited reading skills, but do we need to insult their intelligence with poorly written books?
Bottom line, I really wish they hadn't bought this book for the library, because there are probably better ones we could have spent money on.
When Rebecca's Dad gives her an old cross-stitch for her birthday, he probably doesn't realize that the girl who made it died tragically and her ghost may be trying to take over Rebecca's body. Now, Rebecca has to spend her birthday month trying to figure out how to stop the haunting and put the ghost to rest, for good.
This Hi-Lo horror novella, part of the Shades series from UK publisher Evans, never really succeeds at being horrifying. There is no character development, very little plot, and an unsatisfying ending. Overall, students in higher grades with a lower reading level can probably find better books to leave them in suspense.