Stephanie Stewart didn't ask for her gift of guiding the deceased to the other side but she's stuck with it. Why can't dead people just follow that bright light and leave her alone? When Mr. Undead wants to use her special talent for his own evil purposes, her little gift becomes a major liability.
Crossed Out was nominated for the Whitney Awards in 2011.
"Kim Baccellia mixes romantic comedy and chilling suspense into a delicious witches' brew guaranteed to bewitch young readers." - Joyce Sweeney, author of The Guardian, Holt Publisher
"Stephanie is a character I'd like for a friend. She is sassy, a little pessimistic and determined to do what she thinks is right - most of the time. I have always wondered about the people who made the crosses on the sides of the road. Now after reading this book I do think of them and look at them a whole lot differently then before. Of the male characters I can't really say I liked one more than the other. I pretty much connected with Stephanie the most. The air of tension and mystery had me turning the pages and I finished this book feeling satisfied. I give it 4 out of 5 crosses." - LM Preston
"Having been ridiculed in the past for admitting she sees dead people, it's no wonder Stephanie keeps her ability a secret from her family and friends. She helps spirits crossover into heaven, but she does it alone and very late at night. Her mom doesn't like her odd behavior, making crosses and running out of slumber parties, and makes Stephanie visit a new counselor, who surprises Stephanie by admitting he knows what she does and offers her help. Then she learns her best friend, Dylan can see auras and the hot guy she's crushing on is a rescuer like her. After years of helping spirits cross on her own, the sudden crowd she finds herself in is disturbing and she doesn't know who to trust. Crossed Out is a fast paced story with well developed characters. I really enjoyed the unique approach to a crossing over story." P.J. Hoover, YA author of Solstice