I am a dark spirit, the ghost announced grandly. I am your inheritance, your grandmother's legacy. I am yours to command.


Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit. She names her ghostly companion Pink, and the two quickly become inseparable.

But Suraya doesn't know that pelesits have a dark side-and when Pink's shadows threaten to consume them both, they must find enough light to survive . . . before they are both lost to the darkness.


A Malaysian folk tale comes to life in this emotionally layered, chilling middle grade debut, readers will love the deep themes of jealousy, love, and the extraordinary power of friendship.

The Girl and the Ghost | Hanna Alkaf