The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

I started a book, and I haven’t finished it yet, but I have to tell you about a girl named Sunshine.

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is a young adult horror book by Paige McKenzie, the first in a series.

You can find it on Amazon.


“Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother, Kat, move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. From the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. Something about their new house is just…creepy.

In the days that follow, Sunshine is followed around the house by an icy breeze, phantom wind slams her bedroom door shut, and eventually, the laughter Sunshine hears on her first night evolves into sobs. As the spirits haunting her house become more frightening–and it becomes clear that Kat is in danger–Sunshine must accept what she is, pass the test before her, and save her mother from a fate worse than death.”

I kept looking at the book at the bookstore. Soon the looking turned to picking it up and holding it. One day it came home with me. I am on page 166 of 294, and OMG. I love it. So, I wanted to spread the news.

The creepy began right away. Little things. Sounds. Footsteps. Giggling.

The world is always dark. Sunshine is always cold.

The weirdness builds and builds, little things like laughter and a cold breeze become an invading mist and . The checker board is set up on her bed, and after she makes the first move, something counters it.


Her overworked mom wants nothing to do with talk of ghosts, but her new friend from art class, Nolan (who is super cool, I so like him!), believes her.

But someone…or something is watching her.


So many chills! So many moments of OMG. The puzzle pieces are starting to click into place and I AM DYING! I need more reading time, that’s that.

I am posting my thoughts as I read on Instagram, feel free to follow along. kathleen.palm #TheHauntingofSunshineGirl

The book is based on a YouTube series, which I am planning on watching. BECAUSE. Go check out the seasons here.

After I finish this book, I will go find the rest of the series. Has anyone read these? Has anyone seen the web series?



  • Rita (R. A. Slone)
    June 16, 2017

    Hi Kathy!

    I read this book last year and loved it! I need to pick up the next one in the series. enjoy!


    • Kathy Palm
      Rita (R. A. Slone)
      June 25, 2017

      I finished it while on vacation…I NEED THE NEXT ONE!

  • MaryRajotte
    June 17, 2017

    I hadn’t heard of it but it sounds so good! I want to check out both the book & the web series!!

  • Paige McKenzie
    June 17, 2017

    THANK YOU!!! I LOVE that you like the book so far. Seriously, thank you.

    • Kathy Palm
      Paige McKenzie
      June 25, 2017

      I SHOULD BE THANKING YOU, SILLY! Thank you! I can’t wait to read the next one.

  • Erica
    June 22, 2017

    Love the YouTube series. So unique.

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