Scaredy Kat (Suddenly Supernatural Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Favorable Reviews for: Lily B. on the Brink of Cool
"A pitch-perfect tween/teen vibe. Kimmel has it in spades."--Publishers ...
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Scaredy Kat (Suddenly Supernatural Series #2)

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Overview




Favorable Reviews for: Lily B. on the Brink of Cool
"A pitch-perfect tween/teen vibe. Kimmel has it in spades."--Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining novel that middle-school girls will pass to their friends."--Children's Literarture

"A delightful heroine, sweeter than predecessors Georgia Nicholson and Adrian Mole-and hilarious."--Kirkus




Favorable Reviews for: Lily B. on the Brink of Love
"As witty and precocious as in the first book. . . . Lily's journal entries and advice columns, and her continued growth in learning to judge the character of would-be friends, deliver laughs and substance."--School Library Journal

"This exuberant comedy of middle-school Love at First Sight will capture and delight its target audience. . . . Funny and full of great language. "--Children's Literature
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Kat sees dead people. The thirteen-year-old daughter of a medium, Kat has just begun to sense the presence of spirits, and the reality of her gift both frightens and intrigues her. As part of a class project, she takes pictures inside the abandoned house next door. Kat is surprised when the image of a young boy is revealed in one of her photos and the words "help me" appear on one of the house's windows. With her best friend Jac, she embarks on a search to learn more about the boy and find a way to help him. Further forays into the house reveal the spiritual presence of a malevolent old man whose anger terrifies Kat and almost causes her to abandon her investigation. It is not long before Kat learns that the boy, named Tank, is not dead. Rather, he is in an irreversible coma, and there is a disconnect between his physical body and his subconscious energy. Her mother's friend Orin, a healer, assures Kat that she can be the energy bridge to help the boy. So, Kat must summon the courage and the strength to attempt to bring Tank out of his coma. This is a solid ghost story with a very likeable heroine. Terms such as astral self, fifth chakra and spiritual orbs are tossed in with clarity and credulity; even if the reader is not sure what all of the technical jargon means, it does not slow down the suspense. That Kat is a typical middle schooler is evident in the preteen angst she feels about a lively subplot that involves cellist Jac and her overbearing mother. There is a hint of romance between Orin and Kat's mother. Since the issue of the angry old man is never solved, readers can be sure that Elizabeth Cody Kimmel is leaving the door wide open for a sequel. A large font, an invitingcover, and short, pithy chapters make this book very accessible. Girls who liked Kat's first ghostly encounter, School Spirit, will be delighted with her latest. Part of the "Suddenly Supernatural" series. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
The second book in the "Suddenly Supernatural" series continues to follow 7th-grader Kat as she struggles to come to terms with her new gift. Kat can now see spirits of dead people and finds herself surrounded by spectral orbs. When she decides to base a school photography project on the old house next door, she is surprised to see a young boy in the photo she takes. Exploring the house, she sees the boy but cannot communicate with him. Later, she finds the words "Help Me" written in the dust on the windowsill. Kat and her best friend Jac set out to solve the mystery. Orin Watkins, a spiritual healer and friend of Kat's mother, assists with the mystery. He also helps Kat come to terms with her gift, because although her mother is a medium and the two are quite close, Kat finds it difficult to discuss the spirits that now seem to surround her. Tension between them is heightened by Kat's mixed feelings about the possibility of her mother dating. At the same time, Jac's mother is pressuring Jac to devote her life to becoming a professional cellist and she finds herself rebelling. Kimmel presents an exciting and humorous story of typical 7th grade girls seeking adventure and coming to terms with life's choices. This book will have special appeal for young girls who enjoy spooky stories. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson
School Library Journal

Gr 5-7

Ever since she learned that she could talk to the dead in School Spirit (Little, Brown, 2008), 13-year-old Kat has been doing her best to avoid otherworldly encounters. Her friend Jac, on the other hand, is fascinated with Kat's abilities and is anxious for another chance at ghost hunting. The girls are collaborating on a school project, investigating the history of a long-abandoned house, when a photograph reveals a boy's face at the window. When Kat enters the house, she sees the child playing, but he shows no awareness of her. The message "Help Me" scratched in the dust convinces her that supernatural forces are at work. The two friends discover that the house was the site of a serious accident three years earlier. Learning that the injured victim is still in a coma, they suspect that there may be a connection to the haunting. Kat visits the hospital, and recognizes the patient as the ghost child. Can she use her psychic powers to help him reconnect his spirit to its physical shell, before they become irretrievably separated? Kat and Jac are an engaging team. Their dialogue, both spoken and emailed, generally rings true. The mildly suspenseful plot moves briskly, although the writing style occasionally strays into rather heavy New Age mysticism. A few plot threads are left to be resolved in the next volume. An acceptable choice where there is a demand for supernatural fiction.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL

From the Publisher
Praise for Suddenly Supernatural: School Spirit

"A pitch-perfect tween/teen vibe. Kimmel has it in spades."—Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining novel that middle-school girls will pass to their friends."—Children's Literarture

"A delightful heroine, sweeter than predecessors Georgia Nicholson and Adrian Mole-and hilarious."—Kirkus

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316078887
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Series: Suddenly Supernatural Series , #2
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 508,183
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 478 KB

Meet the Author

A career children's book author, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel is best known as the author of Harper's Lily B. books. To prepare to write this novel, she consulted with a renowned medium who advised her on what it was like growing up with the ability to see the dead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Uh oh! Heres the scoop;

    Kat is in toads trouble. She accedentally takes a pic of a "ghost" (hint hint ,wink wink) and a new mystery unfolds. But has Kat bitten off more than she can chew? Find out in suddenly supernatural, book 2; Scaredy Kat.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Super naturly creepy

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwsssssome

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2009

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    Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadToo.com

    Middle School medium Kat is back, and this time there are even more ghosts following her around.

    Kat and her friend, Jac, decide to explore the house next door as part of their spring break school project. But an abandoned house means ghosts, and when Kat meets the spirit of a young boy, she and Jac have another mystery to solve - and another spirit to help.

    SUDDENLY SUPERNATURAL is the perfect paranormal series for tweens. Kat and Jac are great characters, and I think readers can relate to their middle school struggles. Jac is clashing over the future of her cello career with her mom and Kat herself is finding herself in that transition into teen-hood.

    Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's tween voice is perfect and the mystery is enough to keep even older readers engaged. A fun, quick read for fans of ghost stories, I'm looking forward to the next installment in Kat's story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2009

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    Loved This Book

    I love this whole series. I'm a big fan of supernatural things, so if your a fan also this book is for you. I'm older than the age range for this book but it's still fantastic! A must read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A Great sequel!!-another amazing book by Mrs. Kimmel

    What happense when a medium is afraid of the spirits and ghosts she sees? Kat is in that bad situation.

    When Kat explores in the old abandoned house next door, things start to get out of control. The spirit of an angry old man frightens her, and there is another spirit of a young boy who doesn't realize Kat is in his house.

    Now, shes's afraid of evil spirits and doesn't know what to do. Then, she meets Orin, a spirualitist. He's also a "friend" of Kat's mom.

    Can Kat overcome her fears? Can she help the sprit of the young boy next door?? Read to find out!

    Even though the first book was better, this sequel was still great!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Awesome

    This book is awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Fantastic!

    If you loved Suddenly Supernatural, then you'll love it's sequel, Scaredy Kat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Loved this book

    I loved this book because it got a point where u couldnt stop reading because it was so interesting and u wanted to know what was going to happen next

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    PLAGUE ¿ PART ONE ¿ OUTCAST

    PLAGUE
    PART ONE
    OUTCAST

    Chapter Three:
    Perched in the branches of a huge, gigantic oak tree was what looked like a small hut made of old wooden planks. The hut stretched out of the oak tree, resting in the branches of the surronding trees, like a huge, aboveground little village.
    "I never knew this was up here," I whispered.
    "Of course you didn't," Luke said from beside me, jolting me back to the present. "This is the Camp, where the Defilers like me live."
    He had moved a few paces away, heading for a maple tree covered in prickly-looking vines. Luke grabbed one, and yanked on it. A moment later, a spindly-looking ladder with wooden rung rolled out of the maple tree, leading up towards the wooden tree-hut.
    "You first," he said.
    I slowly climbed up the ladder, wincing as the wooden rungs creaked beneath my weight, and as the vine handles rippled in the faint forest breeze. My injured leg aching, I reached the top and stood frozen to the ground.
    Luke swung up beside me, pulling the ladder up after him. "This way," he said, turning down a rickety old wooden bridge that led towards the huge oak tree.
    I followed, but halted when I saw a stranger coming towards us from the opposite side of the wooden bridge, calling out excitedly and loudly.
    "I heard the hounds, Luke! What happened? Who's that? She a Defiler too? What—"
    The girl had long brown hair, which was streaked with silver in some places. Her eyes were a light chocolate brown, the same color as her skin, and she had a small, slight build. Luke had raised a hand, and the girl fell silent.
    "Jatari, this is Leiyra," Luke was saying. "Leiyra, this is Jatari, the newest Defiler here, other than you."
    "Hello," Jatari said brightly, smiling and holding out a hand. I shook it, smiling faintly.
    Jatari glanced down, her chocolate brown eyes resting on my heavily bleeding leg. "Did the hounds get you?" she asked sympatheticly, her voice soft.
    I nodded, shifting my injured leg slightly, freezing as the wooden bridge creaked beneath my feet. I glanced over the vine railing, peering down at the forest floor. I shived, seeing how easy it might be to fall down and break my neck.
    "Let's get inside the Camp," Luke said, and Jatari nodded. "We'll help fix your leg up," she added.
    I tenatively followed the two of them, trying to ignore the creaking of the bridge beneath my feet. Luke and Jatari led the way to the hut perched in the oak tree, and filed in through a thin wooden door.
    Inside, it was roomy and kind of cluttered. Wooden planks made up the floor, and had been sewn together by vines to make walls. More wood, hay, and vines made up the roof, and there was a single window on one wall, looking out into the trees. Sleeping bags, mats, and ragged blankets were piled in one corner, probally where they all slept. A wooden shelt was covered with pots and glasses, and a dumpy leather bag was lying in one corner.
    We were almost immediately greeted by a boy with dusty blonde hair and bright blue eyes. He was very short, making even me feel tall next to him.
    "I'm Xavier," the sandy-haired boy said to me with a quick smile. To Luke and Jatari he said, "Terra and Dragomir went hunting, and Victoria and Leo went out to scout for you…"
    As I glanced around the wooden hut, I felt a pang of sadness. My old life is gone now.
    This is my home now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Hdbx

    Xb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    WTF

    DONT DO THAT HEERE U TWO FREAKS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Love her name

    Love her name my name is kat 2

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