The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein
Zack Jennings has just moved into an old house with his father and new stepmother, but there’s something odd going on. Could it be the creepy old woman who slavishly tends a memorial to her fiancé at the big tree? Could it be the way Zack’s new best friend just seems to appear from nowhere? Or perhaps it’s the plumber who seems to be, well, possessed? And underneath all these eerie mysteries lurks the question he’s really been too scared to ask himself: will his stepmom love him even if he isn’t perfect? Chills with a heart.
Recommended for grades 5 and up.