I'm on the fence about whether or not I liked this book. I think it was great that the main character was Chinese but I just didn't like Esme Wong or any of the characters at all. I felt nothing for them and I find it strange that Firecracker's real name wasn't revealed until I was ninety percent in. I don't know what the point of that was. I also find it to be a strange nickname.
Esme is being raised by her sister Firecracker. After Esme is kicked out of school she is sent to live with their grandmother. Soon she realizes that something is wrong. She goes to school and someone tries to sit on her. Okay I'll admit that amused me. She seems to have gone all Marcie Ross. She meets some kids that can see her and she starts to realize what's happening.
I was interested enough to keep reading but I felt like it was too vague. Esme didn't seem to act the way I'd think a person would act in her place. I would freak out and freak out again and maybe again before I went into study mode and tried to figure out how to fix this problem. I would have been fine without the romance since the idea was a good one without it. It just didn't flow very well. Nothing really happened in the first half of the book but things picked up a bit when I was over halfway through. I could see why someone would put this book down because it starts off pretty slow. Would I consider reading another book by this author? I would try another book by her but if that one didn't click with me I wouldn't try a third time.