Blossom Culp and the Sleep of Death by Richard Peck

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Stars: ****

Yes again this is not the cover of the version I have but it was all I could find. The cover pictured here does look more interesting though. I read this book for the What’s in a Name Challenge (the first one). Blossom being the name of a flower.

Summary: Teenage psychic Blossom Culp finds that her powers of Second Sight are needed in both the past and the present. Will she be able to help her suffragette schoolteacher keep her job while also helping a long-dead Egyptian princess regain her tomb?

This book is not as good as the other Richard Peck novel’s I’ve read but it’s still very interesting. I admit I’ve never read a book about Egyptian princesses coming to teen psychics for help. The summary doesn’t really do the book justice though. I think the summary makes the book sound silly but I loved it.

The Egyptian Princess doesn’t show up till the last half of the book which I wasn’t expecting so the book really is about more than that. The book takes place in 1914 too so you get a glimpse of life back then. So this isn’t your average teenage girl with a room full of clothes and jewelery and her own cellphone. This teenage girl sleeps on a cot in a room with barely anything else in it. She has a chamber pot by her bed and an outhouse behind her house.

This book is also apparently apart of a series featuring Blosom Culp and Alexander Almsworth. The other books are The Ghost Belonged to Me, Ghosts I Have Been and The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp.

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