Diary of a Part-Time Ghost

Overview

In the first book of the 'Ghost & Shadows' series, fifteen-year old Ash wants nothing more than to be a normal kid and avoid trouble. And then his birthday gift transforms him into a ghost and zaps him back in time to the beginning of the American Revolution. If he thought that was bad, it's about to get a whole lot worse. Armed only with an ancient history book and the quirky advice of an annoying mentor, Ash must rescue his ancestor from one danger after another, including an implacable enemy who controls ...
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Overview

In the first book of the 'Ghost & Shadows' series, fifteen-year old Ash wants nothing more than to be a normal kid and avoid trouble. And then his birthday gift transforms him into a ghost and zaps him back in time to the beginning of the American Revolution. If he thought that was bad, it's about to get a whole lot worse. Armed only with an ancient history book and the quirky advice of an annoying mentor, Ash must rescue his ancestor from one danger after another, including an implacable enemy who controls the very shadows. What starts out as a brief experiment in time travel rapidly changes into a race for his very survival, and Ash is running out of time. Despite his efforts to stay out of trouble, Ash finds plenty of it as he must decide what his role will be in the shifting balance of forces. As he moves through one shadow- plagued adventure after another, Ash gradually discovers that true power lives in the most unexpected place: himself. Humorous and action-packed, Diary of a Part-Time Ghost will hold readers in its grip from the first sentence to the last.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456579234
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Vered Ehsani has been a writer since she could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer than she cares to admit. She lives in Kenya with her husband, their two children and an assortment of animals with varying degrees of wildness. When she isn't writing, running a radio show (http://africacreates.net/) or daydreaming about African ghosts and myths, she pretends to work as an environmental consultant. Visit Vered and her world at http://veredehsani.co.za and get a free book.
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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    I recommend it to readers from 12 years old and up.

    Reviewed by Anna del C. Dye for Readers Favorite

    This tale is a very good portrayal of a boy who can travel between two worlds to be able to protect one of his relatives. It is written in the first person, is light, and develops with a good pace. He is also witty and easy to like, as are the other characters in this book.

    The protagonist, a fifteen-year-old young man named Ash, has to survive, for at least one more day, the threat of an evil shadow and the mysterious book he received for his birthday. He has a repetitious dream that is telling him what his future will bring and that there is no one who can help him.

    ¿The dagger reached me first and plunged straight into my heart. The pain was overwhelming, and I was waiting to wake up, but I didn¿t. Instead, I began to die. I felt my heart explode inside me, and my lungs stopped moving, but I didn¿t lose consciousness for a few seconds. Instead, I wallowed in pain and in the knowledge that I was going to die and the shadow was laughing at me.¿

    This excerpt from the story shows you Ash¿s predicament and the voice of the author. It reads just like a diary in a language that will permit the reader to identify with the characters. I recommend it to readers from 12 years old and up. This book is clean and entertaining. The author did a great job telling the story. It could use a light editing to make it even better.

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