The Ghost of Graylock [NOOK Book]

Overview

Does an abandoned asylum hold the key to a frightful haunting?

Everyone's heard the stories about Graylock Hall.

It was meant to be a place of healing - a hospital where children and teenagers with mental disorders would be cared for and perhaps even cured. But something went wrong. Several young patients...
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The Ghost of Graylock

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Overview

Does an abandoned asylum hold the key to a frightful haunting?

Everyone's heard the stories about Graylock Hall.

It was meant to be a place of healing - a hospital where children and teenagers with mental disorders would be cared for and perhaps even cured. But something went wrong. Several young patients died under mysterious circumstances. Eventually, the hospital was shut down, the building abandoned and left to rot deep in the woods.

As the new kid in town, Neil Cady wants to see Graylock for himself. Especially since rumor has it that the building is haunted. He's got fresh batteries in his flashlight, a camera to document the adventure, and a new best friend watching his back.

Neil might think he's prepared for what he'll find in the dark and decrepit asylum. But he's certainly not prepared for what follows him home. . . .

Scary, suspenseful, and surprising, Dan Poblocki's latest ghost story will keep you turning pages deep into the dead of night.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for THE STONE CHILD:

"Think John Bellairs, with a touch of R. L. Stine and Christopher Pike." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Praise for THE NIGHTMARYS:

"A devilish delight." - BOOKLIST

"Will keep readers holding their breath until even after what they think is the climax." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for THE GHOST OF GRAYLOCK:

"Poblocki is in his element with eerie happenings and atmospheric settings." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Definitely a story to be read by flashlight." - BOOKLIST

Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
Graylock Hall, an abandoned psychiatric hospital for children in Hedston, is the setting for his story. There could not be a creepier site for this asylum since it is in the woods and accessed by small bridge on to a long, narrow island. A new kid in town, twelve-year-old Neil Cady, who is staying with his aunts, decides to explore this site with his flashlight and camera. What will he find in this decrepit old building? Are the ghosts of deceased patients and staff lurking in these ruins? Or is the legend true that the ghost of Nurse Janet, who killed teens treated there, haunts the hallways? Neil, his sister, Bree, and two friends encounter the unexpected during their explorations. Later they must deal with spectral images that follow them home. Will they be in real peril if they discover the truth about Graylock? This story is listed under the Genre/Theme: Horror and Supernatural. The haunting novel lives up to those designations, as the reader follows these teens through their dangerous explorations of the old State Hospital. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith; Ages 12 up.
VOYA - Mark Flowers
Like his debut novel, The Stone Child (Random House, 2009/VOYA December 2009), Poblocki's latest is an entirely serviceable, but completely forgettable, supernatural mystery. As newcomers to the small town of Hedston, siblings Neil and Bree are fascinated by the local legend of an old psychiatric home, Graylock Hall, supposedly haunted by Nurse Janet, the nurse who was accused of murdering teenaged residents. Setting out to investigate Graylock with their new friends Wesley and Eric, Neil and Bree have a seemingly inexplicable encounter and soon begin to believe that they are being haunted by Nurse Janet. Fortunately for the reader, Poblocki has two good, if not entirely original, tricks up his sleeve. Most interesting is that Neil and Bree's mother is suffering from an unnamed mental illness, and the children's doubts about their own sanity haunt them as much as their strange encounters. Then comes the real twist, in which Neil and Bree learn that Nurse Janet is actually still alive, leaving them to wonder if the murders ever happened, and if so, who actually is haunting them. All this is well constructed, but Poblocki's execution is shaky at best. The characterizations, aside from the nice bit about questioning their sanity, are thin and interchangeable. The ghost's identity and intentions are too readily established, and the ultimate solution to the mystery of what happened at Graylock is unsatisfying. Certainly, teens looking for a fast-paced ghost story will find a few chills here, but nothing that has not been accomplished better elsewhere. Reviewer: Mark Flowers
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—When Neil's father abandons the family to pursue fame in California, Neil and his teenage sister, Bree, are sent to stay with their aunts while their mother receives treatment for depression. The small upstate New York village where Claire and Anna live is home to Graylock Hall, a state psychiatric hospital that closed down 15 years earlier after several teenaged patients drowned. Neil's new friend Wesley quickly fills him in on the local legend of Nurse Janet, who is thought to be responsible for the patients' deaths and now haunts the abandoned building. Since Neil's favorite TV show is Ghostly Investigators, he relishes the thought of exploring the hospital for clues. But when he and Wesley, along with their older siblings, break into the building, they set off a chain of harrowing events that cannot be explained. In the days after their narrow escape, Neil and Bree are plagued by horrific visions and nightly visits from a ghost. As time goes on, they slowly realize that their spectral visitor is one of the drowning victims who wants to bring her murderer to justice. The further the four get in uncovering clues, the more apparent it becomes that Nurse Janet has been unjustly accused-and that the real murderer is intent on making sure that the truth is never brought to light. As with The Nightmarys (Random, 2010), Poblocki is in his element with eerie happenings and atmospheric settings. Short chapters with cliff-hanger endings and several twists and turns in the plot will ensure that the pages turn quickly. Give this book to Mary Downing Hahn fans and others who enjoy spine-tingling mysteries.—Kim Dare, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545469548
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 45,066
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Dan Poblocki is the author of THE STONE CHILD, THE NIGHTMARYS, THE GHOST OF GRAYLOCK, THE HAUNTING OF GABRIEL ASHE, and the Mysterious Four series. He lives in Brooklyn with two adorable cats and more books than he has room for. Visit him at www.danpoblocki.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Great Book!!!!

    It was one of the best books I have ever read!!! I was unable to put it down, it was that good. When it started coming to an end I became sad because it was so good. It has you going down one path thinking it is this then it takes you down another path, and ends up ending in an unexpected way. If you are a reader and love ghost and mystery books then this is for you. Read it when you get a chance!! You won't have any regrets. Read it!!!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Good book

    Og,,! If you like to be creeped out and love ghost stories, this is the bbook for you!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    This book as cool,scary

    This book was a great book because if you love scary things like me this book is perfect for you

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Good book to read

    If ur in to ghost books this is the book to read

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Completely awsome

    I have only read the first chapters but this is an un-puttable down book. It has such a suspense that scares you to keep going but yetyou keep going cause you just want to know what happens next. Who wouldnt?! Its a book i think that if you ever see it somewhere, and havent read itit will totally grab yourattention. They say not to judge a book by its cover but this one, just by its cover you can tell its epically awsome!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Great!

    This book is a great scare. Getting it soon!

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Read it

    U should sooo et this book so we can read it on the nooks plez

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    AWSOMEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AWSOMEST BOOK EVER!!!! You have to read it. I know this sounds weird but I will be scared of the fireplace forever!

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Greylock

    I love this book !!!!!!its really cool!!!!!!!My body crawled with anticipation as they went inside greylock;the roots of my hair prickled everytime Rebecca was mentioned;and i also cried and laughed for the really good parts!!!!you should definatly write new books!!!!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Page turner

    It is a big page turner :)

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Really great

    Loved this book, wish it were longer. Great ghost story!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Santa

    It was so scary. The only thing i didnt like was he kept on saying said said said over and over again

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Awesome

    If youre looking for an actual scary story. This is it. Other books aren't scary. This one just kept me turning pages and reading straight when I wake up till my parent now I am. I reccomend for young readers from 9 to 12.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Great book!

    It was really good. There were points where I wanted to stop readimg but once I got farther it got better. There are parts with lots of suspense that made me wan to keep reading. I highly recommend this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Bookaholic (^_^)

    One of the best books ever! That's coming from bookaholic so that is saying something. Very bone chilling!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Ahsh

    I loved this book i would recomend to peeeps that like lots of chapters

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    This the best book ive ever read!! Super creey!!

    Super scary

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Amazing book!;)

    Dan Poblocki writes an amazing book. Had me locked in since the prolouge.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Hey

    Hey liz

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Ghost of Graylock

    This book was the best book I ever read! It had a really good scare.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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