Lily's Ghosts

Lily's Ghosts

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by Laura Ruby
     
 

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The breathing got louder and louder and louder, huffing into panting, panting into roaring, until she had to clap her hands over her ears to drown it out. Vaz grabbed one of her wrists and dragged her out the back door to the deck, slamming the door shut with his foot.

"Oh, man," he said, shaking his head. "You got ghosts."

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Excerpt:

The breathing got louder and louder and louder, huffing into panting, panting into roaring, until she had to clap her hands over her ears to drown it out. Vaz grabbed one of her wrists and dragged her out the back door to the deck, slamming the door shut with his foot.

"Oh, man," he said, shaking his head. "You got ghosts."

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13-year-old Lily is Furious.

She can't believe she has to move again after her mom's break-up with the latest boyfriend. Now they're broke and they'll have to spend the winter in Uncle Wes's creepy summerhouse in Cape May, New Jersey.

And the place is crawling with ghosts.

From the spiteful teenager who mistakes Lily for her high school nemesis to the restless spirit of her eccentric Uncle Max, Lily is haunted by a host of unhappy phantoms. But why are they here? And what do they want?

With the help of some mysterious clues, Lily and an intriguing new guy, local boy Vaz, uncover a sinister plot. If they don't foil the villainous plan in time, they may end up doing some eternal haunting of their own.

--This text refers to a hardcover edition.

Awards & Honors:

*An Edgar Award Nominee for Best Juvenile Mystery
*A Parent's Choice Silver Honor for Fiction
*The Center for Children's Books Best Books of 2003 List
*One of the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best"
*One of the New York Public Library's Books for the Teenage
*A Sunshine State Award Book
*A Garden State Book Award Nominee
*A Rhode Island State Award Nominee

"A slightly spooky, romantic mystery. Her often funny story, peppered with ghostly interludes, is capped by that rarest of animals: a twist ending that is totally earned. This should be a movie just so tweens and teens will come ask for the book. Place it in their hands; they will likely thank you."
�Kirkus

"Ruby doesn't horrify so much as she insinuates in gracefully nuanced language that provides chilling support for the action. Make room for this first novel on the surefire ghost tale shelf."
�The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Sharp-witted narrative and lively characterizations... intriguing"
�Publishers Weekly

"A fast-paced, comic tale."
�Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Sure to delight the reader, will tickle readers' funny bones."
�Detroit Free Press

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Editorial Reviews

Miami Herald - Sue Corbett
"Readers will keep turning pages to get to the (surprise) ending, but also because they'll be rooting for something good to happen to Lily."
School Library Journal - Renee Steinberg
Grade 5-8- "A cast of eccentric characters plays out this intriguing story. The story shifts back and forth between her reality and a parallel world inhabited by ghosts, giving the book multiple dimensions and keeping readers guessing. A likable character, Lily is curious and courageous in her attempts to get to the bottom of things. Readers will be hooked right up to the surprising ending."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012332530
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
04/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
613,022
File size:
1 MB

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