Lanesha is the main character. She lives her grandmother Mama YaYa. She's twelve years old and is in 7th grade. She different because she can see ghosts. Her Mom is dead and Lanesha see her mom at the house almost ever day. And when there is no one at the school she see nuns all in the classrooms and in the hallways.
My favorite part of the book is right before the hurricane when Lanesha's friend said that there was no school but she had to see for herself. So she went to school and no one was there except for all of the nun ghosts. They only come out when it's quiet at the school. And how it looks like they are walking on water with there long habits.