Alice Walks is one of the best ghost stories I’ve read in quite a while. I bought a few weeks ago and managed to read it last week.
Mikey Fitzsimmons’s father used to be a respected English teacher until a scandal cost him his career. Now he’s the caretaker at the cemetery. One winter night, Mikey steals his father’s keys and sneaks into the maintenance shed with a couple of friends to smoke a little pot. The conversation turns to Alice Arthur, a girl their age who drowned the previous summer.
Alice is buried in the same cemetery Mikey’s father works for. Due to a problem with a new embalming process, her coffin is currently sitting open in her mausoleum. Mikey makes up a story about Alice’s ghost. One thing leads to another, and the soon the boys are sneaking into her crypt. After all, what’s a little teenage grave desecration? Continue reading