Ellie Cummings just wants to feel normal. But since her mom's murder, everyone has been treating her differently. She turns to Gabe, the high school weirdo, who claims he can communicate with her dead mother. In this haunting mystery, your heartstrings will be tugged as Ellie takes a chance and discovers that the truth may be better kept a secret.
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The Huaca is a refreshingly unique story that blends modern day with Incan mythology and spirituality. Ellie is a very strong young women who lost her mother at a young age and has a big piece of her missing because of it. She tries to talk to her Dad about her, but her Dad is still grieving and will not share his memories with Ellie. Then her and her best friend Sarah become estranged when Ellie does not approve of something that Sarah’s boyfriend does. Now she is made fun of and laughed at when she is a school because of the stories that Sarah’s boyfriends tells about her. Lonely and depressed the school weirdo Gabe tries to befriend her. Eventually Ellie finds that Gabe is not really weird, but smart and kind. He ends up helping Ellie on a report about the Inca’s, since his Great-Grandfather is full-blooded Incan. Gabe even shows her an ancient Incan artifact, The Huaca. Gabe shows Ellie that it really has mystical powers and allows you to hear and see dead people. Ellie can’t believe it. Is this her chance to see her mom? Marcia Mickelson has weaved a unique tale of loss, love, and friendship. Ellie is a character that many can sympathize with. Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when someone murdered them. The mix of Incan mythology and history is really intriguing and opens us up to a group of people that many people do not know a lot about. This is a very captivating book that will make you think and ask questions! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.