The Ghosts of Rose Hill

The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero is a lyrical novel in verse that tells the enchanting, magical realist story of Ilana Lopez’s life-changing visit to Prague. Ilana is a biracial Jewish girl who longs to be a violinist but is discouraged from following her passion by her parents, who want her to choose a more practical path in life. They send her to stay with her aunt in Prague, away from the distractions of her home life in Miami, in hopes that her grades will improve and she will forget about the violin. Instead, she finds an abandoned Jewish cemetery near her aunt’s cottage and befriends the ghost of a boy who died a hundred years earlier and whose soul is held captive by a mysterious power that Ilana begins to discover. (Young Adults)