In Jenny Valentine's Me, the Missing, and the Dead, Lucas meets Violet, a deceased pianist who's funeral urn he spies in a  London taxi cab office. Compelled to learn more about Violet and guided by her ghost, Lucas does some digging.  As he uncovers the truth about Violet's death, he discovers a connection between her and his father who disappeared without a trace years before.  Determined to find out what really happened to his dad, Lucas learns more about the man his father was and realizes  the kind of man he wants to be. This humorous and smart coming-of-age story is full of zany characters and hair-raising episodes that will appeal to even the most reluctant of readers.

 

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