Patty Hall is fifteen years old. She loves stargazing, science fiction, and all things related to space exploration. This leaves her perfectly prepared for the wrong problem.
Patty is afraid her mother will send her to a care facility if she tells her what she’s seen. If she doesn’t figure things out soon, she’s going to join her father in the Hall family cemetery plot.
Patty is going to have to come to grips with her own physical handicap, survive the wilderness, and face an ancient evil all alone if she’s going to survive.
Will O’ the Wisp is suitable for young adults. It involves strong elements of suspense, and is set in the mid 1970s.- Goodreads.com
The strange goings on in their town and friendship between these characters brought to mind Stranger Things on Netflix and Stand By Me, the movie based on The Body by Stephen King. And I enjoyed the hell out of it.
Patty is stubborn, spunky, and will find a way to get things done, approval or not – I liked her style. The conversations between her and friends Pete and Laura had me laughing more than once. Being set in the 70’s, I thought the author did a wonderful job at capturing that time period, as well as the insecurities and mindset of teenagers. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going, another layer of the plot was revealed, which just added to the intrigue.
Eerie, suspenseful, and sometimes humorous, this YA urban fantasy with supernatural elements easily has crossover appeal for adults – you don’t want to miss this one.