Gingersnap is about a girl named Jayna. She lives in a nice house with a pond in the back for her pet turtle. Rob, her older brother, looks after her because their parents died. It is the middle of World War II, so Rob decides to go overseas and fight. Jayna has to go to stay with the annoying landlady, Celine, until her brother gets back. Before he leaves, he gives Jayna their mom's little blue cookbook. In the cookbook, there is a name and an address to a baking store called Gingersnap and a mysterious person’s name. Soon after Rob leaves, a ghost comes and gives her advice on how to find the baking store. She decides to collect her belongings, catch her turtle, and leave. Will she be able to make it? Or will she have to go back to the landlady until Rob gets back?
I like this book because I found the plot full of unexpected surprises. It appeared to be clear and interesting at the same time. I liked reading about the characters because they seemed very realistic. Jayna had a strong-willed nature, which gave her a fun personality. The ghost made the book exciting to read because I couldn’t tell when it would come back. The turtle was a cute character to add in. She was an exotic choice. I enjoyed it tons, and I hope whoever reads it likes it too. I recommend it for anyone 9+.