"This ghost story gave me chill after chill. It will haunt you." -- R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
"Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?"

On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel -- only to find the crumbling gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore, right beneath her.

Immediately, strange things start to happen to Iris: She begins having vivid nightmares. She wakes up to find her bedroom window wide open, letting in the snow. She thinks she sees the shadow of a girl lurking in the woods. And she feels the pull of the abandoned grave, calling her back to the clearing...

Obsessed with figuring out what's going on, Iris and Daniel start to research the area for a school project. They discover that Avery's grave is actually part of a neglected and forgotten Black cemetery, dating back to a time when White and Black people were kept separate in life -- and in death. As Iris and Daniel learn more about their town's past, they become determined to restore Avery's grave and finally have proper respect paid to Avery and the others buried there.

But they have awakened a jealous and demanding ghost, one that's not satisfied with their plans for getting recognition. One that is searching for a best friend forever -- no matter what the cost.

The Forgotten Girl is both a spooky original ghost story and a timely and important storyline about reclaiming an abandoned segregated cemetery.

"A harrowing yet empowering tale reminding us that the past is connected to the present, that every place and every person has a story, and that those stories deserve to be told." -- Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Piecing Me Together
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on November 5, 2019 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 1338317245
ISBN-13: 9781338317244
15 Book Reviews
  • bamagirl13
    bamagirl13about 2 years55 stars
    This book was really good it might be creepy a little bit but again it was really good!!! The part that I thought was a little creepy is when she went outside and she played in the snow with her friend and then stepped on a grave stone.
    • hazelou
      hazelouabout 2 years55 stars
      I recommend this book if you like horror and mystery. It will give you goosebumps.
      • animallover1456
        animallover1456over 2 years55 stars
        It's really really good, it's creepy, and funny!U should read it!
        • yeeted_candy
          yeeted_candyalmost 3 years
          Its a really good book
          • laineysksksksk
            laineyskskskskabout 3 years55 stars
            I had this in my school library we had book fair
            • Pamela about 3 years
              The book is awesome
              • Aveyabout 3 years
                I LOVE THE BOOK .My mummy loves it to 🦄💯
                • omoon
                  omoonabout 3 years
                  I decided to read this book because it is so interesting. Kris is so bad but Danial is good.
                  • Ella🦄🍀about 3 years
                    I love the book
                    • taylor513
                      taylor513about 3 years55 stars
                      I SAW THIS IN MY BOOKFAIR