Shada is a novella, kind of in the spirit of Stand-By-Me, but for girls, in the modern age, with a twist of slightly-maybe-going-to-be-paranomral feel to it. The writing style was fluid and the story logical, which with many books I read isn't always the case. There was a lot of dialogue, and not as much narrative/description. I like narrative and description and so missed that, but for those who enjoy mostly dialogue…you might like this more. I am going it 3 stars, because it was a fairly good story.
I think people who enjoy coming-of-age stories would like this. It is also about 100 plus pages, so you can finish this quickly.