This was one of my favorite childhood books. I checked it out of my elementary school library on a whim at age 8 and fell in love with it. I loved it so much that I kept the book way past it's return date. I remember making my little sister and my best friend read it as well, just so that I would have someone to talk about it with!
When Zoe is abandoned by her mother at age five and sent to live with her grandparents in their 19th-century mansion, she is delighted to discover that living in the house is a playmate her age, named Zoe Louise. That no one else can see Zoe Louise doesn't bother Zoe, until she is older and discovers that Zoe Louise is the ghost of a girl who died in a fire on her 11th birthday. If Zoe can go back in time, she can prevent Zoe Louise's death.
I was thinking about this book lately in hopes of finding it to read again, then saveing it for when my daughter is old enough to read it. I couldn't remember the title but I remembered the ghost in the story's name, googled it and voila, I found Stonewords A Ghost Story. *Happy dancing*
The funny part about my search was that when I found Stonewords at the Barnes & Nobles online store and read the reviews (just to see what other's thought about it) the reviewers had the same response as me; They read the book as a kid and wanted to either reread it or give it to their child to read or both.
Now I'm on pins and needles waiting on my copy. I can hardly wait to read this enchanting childhood book again.