This is a great and terrifying story based on the fantastic Japanese legend of the ghost Okiku. This is a story about ghosts and demons. About past and present.
This book follows Okiku, the ghost of a murdered girl who is unable to pass on and who murders child murderers. Then Okiku meets Tarquin, a boy with mysterious tattoos covering his body. Tark had just moved to Applegate, a small town, with his father so they could be closer to his mother in the mental institute. Tark’s mother had tried to kill him a few times. Okiku protects Tark and his cousin and helps them uncover the truth behind his tattoos and his mothers past.
This book is awesome and terrifying, combining an old legend with a new story. This book is really good, and has violence, gore, scary parts, swearing, and death. I would say 14+.