Twelve-year-old Dusty has an overwhelming fear of drowning. While on a cruise to the Caribbean with his father, stepmother, and stepsisters—a cruise he did his best to avoid—Dusty discovers the ghost of Tahni, an Arawak Indian girl, in the cabin next door. In this powerful novel for middle grade readers, award-winning author Sherry Garland deftly weaves a story of growth and courage with historical information about the Arawak/Taino way of life and the Spanish conquest of the Caribbean Islands. “A fine choice for those who enjoy reading about teen angst and ghosts.”—School Library Journal