Eerily Embarrassing – The Journal of Ruby Black

Six Feet Under meets Adams Family

Ruby wants only two things: to be normal and inconspicuous, and to find friends. This isn’t all that easy considering her eccentric family and their home on the edge of a cemetery, which happens to be where her entire family works. Oma Ottilie gives yoga courses for reconciliation with the dead, Ruby’s father designs caskets, and her mother bakes totally insane death-themed confections for the cemetery cafe.
Despite all this, Ruby’s chances have never been better than they are now. She has changed schools, and nobody at her new school knows about her crazy family. And everything goes well at the beginning. Ruby makes friends with Milli and Lilli, but they are more than nice. They are always sniffing out secrets and good stories for their school blog. Of course, Ruby makes a good target…

An endearing protagonist with a family in the graveyard business
With quirky characters and funny scrawly illustrations, as well as timeless themes such as friendship and first crushes