The Endsister by Penni Russon
Meet the Outhwaites, a rambunctious family of five children and their bohemian parents. The Outhwaites live a simple life in rural Victoria – Bunjil Country – and their nearest neighbour, just down the kangaroo track, is Aunty May Wilson, an elder of the Wurundjeri tribe. But life takes an unexpected turn for the Outhwaites when a great aunt passes away and the family become the beneficiaries of a vast inheritance that includes a fully furnished, four-storey mansion in London. With cautious, yet hopeful trepidation the family pack up their belongings and make the bold move to live in England.
Life in their new London home is strange. A sense of restless unease sets the mood of the house and puts the family on edge. Sibbi, the youngest in the family, talks openly about the ghosts she sees there and of the whispers she hears about the endsister. But not even the ghosts remember what binds them to the house or the significance of what or who the endsister relates to. The only tangible trace of memory in the home is a foreboding energy about the attic that cautions all to stay away. This mystery/ghost story is enthralling and just a little bit scary to impress fearless readers aged 10 and up.