Review: Whisper by Stacey R. Campbell

Book cover for Whisper by Stacey R. Campbell.

Title: Whisper (Lakeview #2)
Author: Stacey R. Campbell
Publisher: Green Darner Press
Publication Date: March 13, 2015
Pages: 270
Stars: 5/5
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Summary (from Goodreads): It’s Halle Henry’s first year at Lakeview Academy . . .
On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school’s library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie’s spirit walks the halls of her father’s school, waiting for someone who can.
One hundred years later, while joining her sister’s friend Leigh to help clean out the school’s administration building before the big remodel, Halle stumbles upon Elsie’s hidden journal.
Obsessed with what she finds, Halle searches the school for clues that may lead to solving a century-old mystery. The only problem is that Halle also talks Calum Stewart, Leigh’s worst nightmare, into helping them.
Once Leigh and Calum are forced to work together, sparks fly and no one around them, alive or dead, is left unaffected. 

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I cannot tell a lie! I am a sucker for good old fashioned mysteries. Whisper, the second book in the incredibly mysterious Lakeview series, by Stacey R. Campbell is filled with friendship, suspense and secret passages. Set in a boarding school, this book has the recipe for excitement!

In Whisper, a grade 8 student, Halle, becomes friends with some grade 12 students. Together, they search for a lost artifact. I’ve noticed that most YA book friendships consist of two people that are the same age. It is a nice twist to read about a strong bond between older and younger teens.

This book is such a well written YA mystery novel! It is filled with suspense and eerie spirits. As well, the ghost of the daughter of the school’s headmaster (quite a tongue twister, I know!) communicates with the characters, which makes the book even more creepy and mysterious. The mystery genre isn’t very big in young adult literature, so this book is such a welcome to read!

Another intriguing aspect of Whisper is its setting, Lakeview Academy.  There are secret passages and dark corridors that Stacey R. Campbell has described so elaborately, that the reader will be transported into this eery setting with ease. A perfect backdrop for strange happenings!

If you are seeking out a good mystery, then I encourage you to pick up the Lakeview series. It isa fun, fast-paced, sleuth filled read!

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