Ellen Potter's update of The Secret Garden, Roo Fanshaw is a quiet girl who is more comfortable alone in dark quiet places where she can be close to nature, but now that her father is dead, everything will change for her.
Her life in the trailer wasn't perfect, but it was familiar. Now, she is sent to live with an uncle she's never met on an island called Cough Rock so named because her uncle's house was once a hospital for children with tuberculosis.
This creepy former hospital is filled with the ghosts of the dead and provides a mysterious atmosphere for the story. There are moments of intensity and oddity in this book that I really enjoyed, but I wanted a bit more characterization and plot, especially at the end. Still it does have great atmosphere and mood, and if that's what you're looking for, you'll be satisfied with this one.