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."

� From LILY'S GHOSTS


Description:

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

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:
880,145
File size:
573 KB

Meet the Author

Originally from the East Coast, Laura Ruby lives in the Chicago area with her husband, two stepdaughters, and two cats. She cannot be sure how many ghosts live with them.

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Lily's Ghosts 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book on my nook and now it is my favorit book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book I read it in 3 hours its good for ages 10 to 14. Its so misterious that you never know what will happen next. The end shocked me but it was great.
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This book is just all put into one scary but she has a crush and a mestry
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It was really good!!!! At some spots it was really funny!!! Has a shocking ending!!!!
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Creepy
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rstwilight08 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. At first I wasn't sure if I would like this book, but as I started reading it I could not put it down. It was interesting and I would read this again any day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow i never thought that this book was going to be this good but when i started reading it, it was fun and thrilling and creepy at the same time I really recamend this book for all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lil's ghost was absolutley amazing! I loved all the twists and turns lily and vaz had to take. It was just wonderfully exciteing!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lily's Ghosts was awesome it was creepy yet entertaining
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked Lily¿s Ghosts because there are ghosts. I like ghosts because they are spooky. You never know what is coming next. It is a spooky and funny book. The characters in this book are Lily, Lily¿s mom, Uncle Wes, Uncle Max, Kathern, and Vaz. Lily is my favorite character because she is sneaky.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. There was this family and they were having trouble so their uncle let them stay in a house that he owns. Then Lily gets freaked out and she runs around her hose and meets this guy. They get to know each other and they get closer and closer. This is a mysterious book that keeps you guessing But to figure out what happens your going to have to read th book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was thrilling and i was in suspense a lot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the greatest book in the world! I took it out of my school library because my friend recommended it to me, but didnt read it. But then i got it again and read it in two days!
Guest More than 1 year ago
AT FIRST BEFORE I GOT IT I totally wasn't in to this book like I just picked the ' ok it's better than any other sunshine state book so whatev. i'll get it' when I started to read this book I got SOO into it like ya know how they make books into movies I could TOTALLY picture this book as an AWESOME movie!!! I'm like sooo into scary movies and stuff and this did fit my expectations of a 'scary chideren's book' I don't really like stuff meant for 10 year old kids but this really was pretty mature for a sunshine state book ya know SOO TOTALLY try it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
omg.....i read this book and i could not get past the secound chapter.....now i love to read ill read just about anything, but this book did not get my attenction