I was wondering if you can help me remember this particular book I read when I was younger.

It was about a girl who played lacrosse. She lived in a New England setting, I believe. She often experienced supernatural things -- they happened in her neighborhood. When she'd get a bad feeling about an area or right before an event, the colors of her hair (silver, gold, and I think brown?) would separate. She had a younger sister who weaved a hair in her toothbrush, so she boiled her toothbrush to make it germ-free and instead melted it. She also befriended an elderly woman who would talk to her from time to time.

I think maybe there was a picture of a haunted house on the cover.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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This sounds like The Fog by Caroline B Cooney, published in 1989. It was part of the Point Horror series when I read it. I couldn't tell you what the cover looked like but it's set in Maine and the main character, Christina, did have the silver, gold and brown hair.

It's since been republished as Fog: Fog, Snow, and Fire. Plot summary from Amazon:

Christina Romney is thirteen, with a personality that matches her unruly but charming tri-colored hair. She is about to start seventh grade, and for kids from Maine’s Burning Fog Island, that means leaving their little white schoolhouse for regular classrooms and life on the mainland. Everyone assures Christina it will be a fantastic year. Mainland school offers great advantages, after all: extracurricular activities other than boating and fishing, a gym, a cafeteria, and more kids her age. Best of all, this year the boarding students will live at the historic Schooner Inne, a former sea captain’s house (and now a bed and breakfast) recently bought by the school’s charismatic new principal and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Shevvington.

But Christina is apprehensive. She adores the wildness and excitement of her island life. Boarding with her island friends will surely help: Anya, a beautiful senior, fifteen-year-old Benji, the aspiring lobsterman, and his crush-worthy younger brother Michael. But Christina’s apprehension sharpens when Benji and Michael aren’t as friendly as they used to be on the island, and Anya starts acting so strangely it seems she is slowly losing her mind. Christina is increasingly certain the Shevvingtons are behind all of these changes. But no one else can see the Shevvingtons’ eerie behavior—not other teachers, not her parents, not even her fellow island kids. Is Anya the one going crazy in the Schooner Inne—or is it Christina?

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