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Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton

Theresa, better known as Tree, is just at the age when guys are starting to notice her. She doesn’t have any time for them, though. She’s got to get home after school. With her mom working and living somewhere else and no dad they can remember, it’s up to Tree to look after her brother Dab. Dab might be older in years than Tree, but he’s younger inside. Always been that way.

No, Tree doesn’t have time for the boys and men who call her name on the street—until she sees the finest looking young man ever. He doesn’t call her name. He doesn’t say anything at all. The truth of the matter is, Brother Rush, for that is his name, is a ghost.

She usually tells her brother Dab everything, but for some reason she keeps her crush on Brother Rush to herself. Which is fine, until the day Brother Rush starts to show up inside her house. He may not talk much, but Brother Rush has a story to tell.

Tree is a smart girl. Brave and kind, too. She’s had to be pretty much the head of the house right along. And she’s only 14. Maybe she’s old enough to learn about her family’s secrets without it breaking her.

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, by Virginia Hamilton, is a ghost story with enough of real-life situations in it to let readers understand that there is surely more than one kind of haunting.

If you enjoy this book, try another ghostly story by Virginia Hamilton—The House of Dies Drear, winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award.