The Path of Names - Ari Goelman

When thirteen-year-old budding musician Dahlia is sent away to Jewish summer camp, she is sure that no one there will understand her, much less share her love of math and slight-of-hand. Just as she suspected, she is teased by mean girls and her older brother, picked on by the cranky old camp caretaker, and haunted by what appears to be ghosts in her cabin. But when she finds an old, handwritten book on kabbalah called The Path of Names (Arthur A. Levine, $16.99), she discovers that underneath all of the games and songs and campy cheer, there is a deeper magic at work. Ari Goelman’s debut novel succeeds in being both a thrilling ghost story and a reflection on the trials of being different. Ages 10-14. EAE