Ghost Medicine

Ghost Medicine

by Andrew Smith
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Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith

The summer before Troy Stotts turns seventeen, his mother dies. Communicating with his father mostly by notes, Troy spends his time with his friends: Tom Buller, brash and fearless; Gabe Benavidez, smart enough to know he'll never take over the family ranch; and Gabe's sister, Luz, who Troy has loved since they were children. They want this to be the summer of "ghost medicine," when time seems to stop, and they can hide from the past and the future, and all the ghosts that come with them. Troy and his friends don't want trouble, but as the summer fills with dangerous and fateful encounters, can even the most powerful ghost medicine keep them hidden and safe?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312629120
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 11/09/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Andrew Smith is the author of The Marbury Lens, named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, and In the Path of Falling Objects. In addition to writing, he teaches high school advanced placement classes and coaches rugby. He lives in Southern California with his family, in a rural location in the mountains.

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Ghost Medicine 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be shockingly easy to relate to, despite the settings and circumstances being different than my own. Andrew Smith is to be commended for his attention to detail and beautiful descriptions both of characters and the settings. Often times I found myself so engulfed in the story that I had completely stopped reading for the sole purpose of taking in the landscape the author had created in my mind. The story, however, is not without its twists and turns. I was so caught up in reading that I brought the book to work with me and read it instead of doing my job, and I nearly got caught a few times, but it was well worth it. I even stayed up until 4am because I couldn¿t wait to see what happened next. It kept me guessing until the very last page, and when it was over, I was disappointed. Not because it was a bad book, but because I wanted there to be more of the characters whom I had grown to love. I would recommend this book to anyone, including you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly a great story. Good for all ages. With a gripping plot line and fantastic story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I promise, it's not cheesy like the description makes it sound. It's very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After I finished this book, I was shocked by how great it was. I literally felt like I hadn't read a better book. I tried recommending it to all of my friends, but for some reason most of them couldn't get into it. But I think that you should give it a try. It is a very relatable book and will make you laugh, cry, and think about life in a new perspective. Hope you like it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read a better book in my entire life!
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