Cicada Summer by Kate Constable

When Eloise's get-rich-quick dad moves them back to his home town to turn the abandoned family mansion into a convention centre, Eloise feels an immediate bond with the old huge house. She begins spending all her time there, ignoring her strange grandmother and avoiding the friendly boy next door. Then Eloise meets a 'ghost girl' who may or may not be from the house's past, and events take an ominous turn..

A deserted house, a grieving girl; the perfect ingredients to take you on a journey between reality and fantasy. Cicada Summer makes you believe that anything is possible. My skin prickled, my pulse raced and I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished.” Glenda Millard

Great for sensitive readers ages 10 plus.