Kindred Spirits by Julia Watts
Miranda Jasper is different from the other kids in the small town of Wilder, Kentucky. Like all the women in her family, she has the Sight--the ability to see into other people's thoughts. Though her granny assures Miranda that the Sight is a gift, it often feels like a curse, especially when Miranda's middle-school classmates label her "the witch girl." At first Miranda has only one friend her age, Abigail, the ghost of a long-dead girl who haunts Miranda's family's Victorian mansion. But then Adam So comes to Wilder. Adam is different, too, as a horror movie-obsessed urban kid who is shocked to learn that his is the only Asian family in all of Wilder. United by their differences, Miranda and Adam become friends, and Miranda introduces an amazed Adam to Abigail. Soon Adam tells his two new comrades about strange, supernatural goings-on in his house. Acting on their curiosity, the three unlikely detectives--girl, guy, and ghost--unearth the story of a horrific crime committed in their town seventy years before--a crime for which an innocent young man was punished. Spooky and suspenseful, Kindred Spirits is the story of three extraordinary friends who use all powers available to them, from the internet to ESP, to try to end their town's legacy of injustice.
Midway, FL: Bean Pole, 2008