Dead is Just a Rumor is by Marlene Perez. The third book in the Dead Is series. As Nightshade prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary paranormals begin to receive blackmail letters. Daisy is determined to discover who is blackmailing her friends. But in typical Giordano fashion she also has to deal with her overprotective dad who doesn't seem to like her boyfriend, her job at Slim's, preparing for the anniversary celebration, her cooking lessons with a famous chef, and a new school counselor who she finds totally creepy - even for Nightshade. Fans of this series will enjoy this installment every bit as much as the other three.
Ratings: 7th grade - 8 out of 10.