cover image Jilly's Ghost

Jilly's Ghost

Dian Curtis Regan. Avon Books, $2.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-380-75831-9

By the time this flyweight romance winds down, Jilly's major difficulties have all been resolved: she has received the all-important first kiss, the ghost that haunted her backyard has been laid to rest, and her nerdy next-door neighbor has been put firmly in his place. As if all this weren't enough to satisfy a teenaged heroine, her father's construction business has inexplicably perked up, and the family is spared a dreaded move to Florida. This tangle of plots and subplots--all of them achingly predictable--combines with the fuzzy narrative to make for a story that is tedious at best. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)