Jessie misses her old friends, but the worst thing is that her new home will have no
television, cell phones, Internet, or even electricity. Talk about remote! But she quickly
learns that the Montana wilderness and the Schafer Meadows Ranger Station do have some
interesting aspects. Jessica's father is with the U.S. Forest Service, so the family has
moved to the Great Bear Wilderness where he will be a ranger.
Jessie and her pup, Oriole, are soon exploring their new home and meeting the other
people who work there. There is a rumor of a resident ghost which some, including the
assistant ranger Jessie really likes, have claimed to see. Her imagination supplies her
own sightings of the ghost.
Strange things begin to happen that Jessie thinks may be the ghost's shenanigans, such
as things disappearing or being moved. As more things happen, and a couple of unfriendly
guys raise questions in Jessie's mind, she and Oriole decide to try to find out just who,
or what, is responsible for the missing items. The suspense mounts as Jessie uncovers
clues and gets closer to answers.
The realistic setting and great characters that you can really relate to, along with
the escalating suspense in the plot, make this a story that is sure to please tween readers.
I can hardly wait for the promised sequel featuring Jessie and Oriole.