"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
  • Bunny🐰about 3 years
    This book is at my book fair and I loved the preview..... And read the book love it a great concept.
    • izzy_dancelover
      izzy_danceloverabout 3 years55 stars
      I am not done with this book but I definitely recommend it. It is amazing if you like mystery and thrill. It is my favorite book!!!! I love it !!!
      • yeeted_sprinkle
        yeeted_sprinkleabout 3 years
        She finds a grave with the name of Avery Monne and so she couldn't get her mind off of it and so they had to do an essay on on abandoned graves her and her best friend do research on and and finally found out that it was a black only grave will she pay her respect to it???
        • shantzj
          shantzjabout 3 years
          Are you done with the book yet, I just started! The first chapter is the best! Oh, and on the back R.L. Stine says something about it, it's a good thing. Oh, and do you think R.L. Stine was his real name? ~Probably Not, Right?~ ~Bye, yeeted_sprinkle~
        • shantzj
          shantzjover 3 years
          This book seems so interesting. I have not read it yet but I saw a video for it for our scholastic book fair. It is so interesting and I really wonder what it will be like. It seems like the coolest mystery. The best ghost story, and don't forget NEW! ~Bye Guys~