Stevie and her best friend, Jase, are phantom magnets. Whenever they are together, the doorway between this world and the next swings slightly open.
The summer his parents treat them to a camping trip in New Mexico, the two friends can't wait to visit the legendary Crybaby Bridge. Right away, they hear the crying baby. Is it a phantom, or is someone playing tricks on them?
As the two friends scour the campgrounds for answers, they discover that phantoms are not the only secrets the nearby town has kept hidden for over 60 years. They also discover things about each other, and about Stevie's family history, that will force their relationship to a whole new level--a level from which there may be no return.
About the Author
?Ann’s stories began to win awards in her college days. Since then she’s published novels, novellas, and short stories. But even if no one ever bought another book, Ann wouldn’t stop writing. For her it’s the cathartic pause in a sometimes-crazy world. Most of the time, it even keeps her sane.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Young love and a scary camp out. Stevie-girl does it again, at least her talented author did it again. This series is becoming a guilty pleasure. When I grow tired of reading about vampires and zombies, I can turn back time and enjoy a really good wholesome ghost story. Can a ghost story really be wholesome? You bet! It's 1971 and Stevie-girl is growing up. She joins Jase and his family on a camping trip, leaving West Texas and heading into the mountains of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Stevie and Jase immediately check out the nearby bridge, where stories claim a ghost baby wails on certain nights. Of course, they immediately hear the ghost--you knew they would--and see a filmy lady dressed in white. This is a delightful story that explores memories of young love, jealousy, fear, and courage. Readers will remember tasting their first smores, or catching a fish and smelling it cook over an open campfire. Your heart will pound as Stevie faces...no I'm not going to tell you! You really must read this charming tale for yourself. Read it to your kids or simply enjoy your own guilty pleasure and escape back to a simpler time. I recommend this book to the young and nearly young readers.
By: Ann Swann Published By: A.S. Age Recommended: Teen - Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Series: Phantom #3 Review: "Stevie-girl and the Phantom of Crybaby Bridge" by Ann Swann was the third in third Phantom series for this author. I did like the style that this author used in relating to the reader a 1960's setting. Be ready for adventure as we are taken to New Mexico on a camping trip with Stevie and her best friend, Jase. During this camping trip they will be lead to a strange looking bridge...which is 'complete with the legend of a crying baby and a woman in white.' This author will give the reader a rich story with great descriptions of this adventure...from cookouts, swimming, kissing and even 'trekking' in the woods. Be ready for lots of adventure, danger, fun and most of all the mystery (the ghost) of it all. You will have to pick up this good read to see just how this author presents it all to the reader. It will be a beautiful adventure...so be ready for a good read.