Author: Amie Borst, Bethanie Borst
Series: Scarily Ever Laughter #1
Genres: Middle Grade Speculative
Format: eBook, Print
Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Jolly FIsh Press
Cindy is just a normal 11¾-year-old. At least until she wakes up one night and finds out she’s dead. Well, she isn’t technically dead-she just doesn’t have any hair, eyes, or… skin. Yep, she is a skeleton—all bones and no body.
Human by day and skeleton by night, Cindy is definitely cursed. It doesn’t help that her mother recently died, only to be replaced by an evil stepmother who makes her do gross things like eat liver and clean rooms with only a toothbrush.
Cindy has no one to turn to except a father who’s now scared of her. To make matters worse, the Spring Fling dance is approaching, and Ethan, the cutest boy in sixth grade, doesn’t seem to know Cindy exists. Of course, Cindy doesn’t think letting Ethan find out she’s part skeleton is the best way to introduce herself. and that there’s no way she can attend the school dance “dressed” like a skeleton.
While facing such perils as pickled pig’s feet, a wacky fortune teller, and a few quick trips to the Underworld, Cindy’s determined to break the curse—even if it’s only for a single night.