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The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero

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emotional hopeful reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


I want to thank NetGalley and PeachTree Teen Publishing for a free advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! 

I genuinely am not sure where to start with this book other than I absolutely loved it so much. 

I’m generally not a fan of novels that are inverse because it’s just a hard format for me to follow, but I started this and I couldn’t put it down. The story was so beautiful and made me cry several times, especially the last few chapters. 

I so so loved Ilana and Benjamin and their relationship. I thought the cleaning of the cemetery and them bonding over that and their Jewishness was beautiful, even if it was heartbreaking that Ben was a ghost. 

If I went on, this review would get extremely repetitive because all I can say about this book is that it was so so beautiful. The story, the message, the artwork, the ending, every single thing. If I had to nitpick ANYTHING, I wish there had been a more closed ending with her family and friends, but that’s just because I like more closed ended books. 

Other than that, this book is possibly my favorite that I’ve read of the entire year and I want to recommend it to any and everyone.

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