Dark and twisty, with a healthy dose of black humor.
What if your uncle was a Grim Reaper? What if he wanted you to be one, too?
When Lex starts getting in all kinds of trouble, her parents ship her off to live with her Uncle Mort in the town of Croak. Little do they know that Croak is FULL of Grim Reapers, and it's Lex's destiny to become one. Lex gets an actual scythe and everything, and she spends time in the afterlife with famous dead people (like melancholy Edgar Allan Poe and prankster Teddy Roosevelt).
There's something different about Lex though, something that sets her apart from all the other reapers and gives her a mysterious edge. I was hooked by the end of page one!
I work in Youth Services, and I want to read all the books! My favorites are literary fiction, spooky or suspenseful books, narrative nonfiction and biographies and memoirs. I also love to hike and camp, hang out with my fuzzy dog, play music and pretend I'm actually going to complete a crafty project.