Fall 2022

Funeral Girl

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Sixteen-year-old Georgia Richter feels conflicted about the funeral home her parents run—especially because she has the ability to summon ghosts.

With one touch of any body that passes through Richter Funeral Home, she can awaken the spirit of the departed. With one more touch, she makes the spirit disappear, to a fate that remains mysterious to Georgia. To cope with her deep anxiety about death, she does her best to fulfill the final wishes of the deceased whose ghosts she briefly revives.

Then her classmate Milo’s body arrives at Richter—and his spirit wants help with unfinished business, forcing Georgia to reckon with her relationship to grief and mortality.

Format Your Price Add
978-1-7284-5800-7
$14.99
978-1-7284-6820-4
$24.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Number of Pages 272
Publication Date 2022-09-06
Text Type Fiction—Paranormal
BISACS YAF058050, YAF045000, YAF058140
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 720

Reviews

Booklist

“[G]ive Ohland’s first novel high marks for its unusual premise and vivid characterization of its imperfect protagonist.” — Booklist

Nita Tyndall

Funeral Girl is a touching debut about ghosts, grief, and the relationships we have with people both living and dead.”—Nita Tyndall, author of Who I Was with Her

Saundra Mitchell

“An extraordinary debut; an extraordinary new voice.”—Saundra Mitchell, author of All the Things We Do in the Dark

Author: Emma K. Ohland

Emma K. Ohland (she/they) is an author who has been telling stories since before she knew how to write them down. She grew up in the middle of a cornfield in Indiana, but her imagination often carried her away to other worlds. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in English literature. She currently lives in Indiana with her partner, their cat, and their dog. Funeral Girl is her debut YA novel.

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