The Ghostlight Gardener

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Music becomes a living part of the narrative, speaking for the character when she cannot and transporting her back to good times and bad. Every mixtape becomes a chance for Aubrey to momentarily reunite with Grace, reminding us of the unifying power of music - and in , the lost art of saying "I love you" through a compilation of songs. The first spot for Nicolas Pesce's latest gives away the whole enchilada.

Little Possum, black as sin. But Disney managed successfully to cut out any of the sca Even when writing for young adults, and I could argue especially when writing for young adults, there is no need for dumbing the story down by using wishy washy language that can be patronising. But Disney managed successfully to cut out any of the scary bits, and in doing so the film lost its appeal to most. The story thread is decent here, but I don't think even a 12 year old would find this in the least bit scary.

Aug 13, Orchid rated it really liked it. While there were many reasons one's that you can see in my full review that I enjoyed Ghostlight the biggest would have to be the multidimensional story and the many layers to the plot. I really enjoyed how the story was more than it first appeared. Ghostlight- Creepy and thoroughly enjoyable, this book will pull you into a dark history surrounding an old house and two families. Want to see the rest of my thoughts on Ghostlight by Sonia Gensler, then stop by my blog to see my full While there were many reasons one's that you can see in my full review that I enjoyed Ghostlight the biggest would have to be the multidimensional story and the many layers to the plot.

Want to see the rest of my thoughts on Ghostlight by Sonia Gensler, then stop by my blog to see my full review. Sep 27, Garrett rated it liked it. Ghostlike is a really good book is you like adventure and scary stuff then this book would be a good book for you. I like this book because some parts are funny.


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The main characters are avery and julian. So they become friends and he's filming the house and her grandma doesn't know about what's going on. In the house they think there's a ghost in there be Ghostlike is a really good book is you like adventure and scary stuff then this book would be a good book for you.

In the house they think there's a ghost in there because stuff are falling down when no one touched it. Oct 22, Bookstrained rated it liked it. I expected this book to be a scary book. I picked it up because it is Halloween. This book disappointed me.

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There were some good scary parts near the end, but I couldn't find myself enjoying the ending. It was cliche and I found myself cringing at the word choice. The beginning and middle were not too climactic, which kind of ruined the story for me. The characters were also not as interesting as I would have hoped. Overall, I was expecting much more from the characters and plot. Jul 08, Amy added it Shelves: Seems like this book does more in terms of explaining the architecture behind scary books and movies rather than being scary itself.

Disappointingly, the cover is way more chilling than the story. I just can't get worked up over a book where an exorcism is followed by something as wholesome as a good ol' fashioned house cleaning. Sep 05, Mara rated it really liked it. Spooky middle grade ghost story with great minor characters.

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Would have liked to have seen the mom once more, and to have the grandma apologize for the "walloping" that terrorizes Avery, the main character. The pace slows to a crawl near the end. May 19, Sonia Bugher rated it it was amazing. I loved the book. For a young adult book, I loved all the little twist and turns, the setting as well as the conclusion of the book. A lot of little lessons learned along the way and about how truth, family and friendship is important! Jan 26, Gina rated it liked it. I think this would be a good scary book for 4th grade and up.

I didn't find it scary but the concept of ghosts existing might be for some. I like how the author dealt with how ghosts couldn't move on and how they solved the mystery behind it. Jan 22, C. I didn't find this scary, but I did like the atmosphere around the house.

I actually found the ending kind of sweet with Avery making sure the ghost of the man knew that he hadn't done anything wrong.

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Aug 08, Mary Taranta added it Shelves: This reminded me of the Mary Downing Hahn ghost stories I loved as a kid: Dec 29, Amanda Blanco rated it it was amazing. This book was very well written. I think it would be better suited for upper middle school and high school students. Feb 10, Janet rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 30, Becka rated it it was ok. I purchased this book to read aloud to my children. It did not live up to the expectations raised by the cover art.

The setting was interesting, and the characters had potential. I was delighted early on to read references to classics such as The Haunting of Hill House and, my personal favorite, The Uninvited. I also learned a little about film-making techniques. I was enthusiastic for the first few chapters. Unfortunately, I was unprepared for the dialogue concerning artificial insemination; it I purchased this book to read aloud to my children. Unfortunately, I was unprepared for the dialogue concerning artificial insemination; it seemed unnecessary and almost inappropriate for a child's ghost story.

The story was scarcely frightening. I was also confused about the author's worldview. The Christian grandmother was presented as one of the strongest, truest characters, yet much of the text was disparaging to Christianity and theologically unsound. Admittedly, the book is not presented as Christian fiction. The mother is presented positively as a feminist who does not need a helper to raise her children; yet she laments how hard she has to work, and leaves her children with her own mother every summer.

In any case, I was bewildered by the explanation for Margaret Anne's untimely death: Don't worry about typhoid, young reader - just don't lick the spoon. Incidentally, my sons didn't care for any of the characters except for Blake. Dec 28, Alyisha rated it liked it Shelves: Some of the content is really heavy for the intended middle grade audience in particular, Julian suffering from trauma as a result of his schizophrenic mother trying to smuggle him to death as a child. And some of the phrasing seems weird coming out of the mouth of babes; Avery, Julian, and Lily all sometimes sound older than their years.

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None of the characters are particularly likable, either. That's a major complaint. The story moves fairly quickly, and I Some of the content is really heavy for the intended middle grade audience in particular, Julian suffering from trauma as a result of his schizophrenic mother trying to smuggle him to death as a child. The story moves fairly quickly, and I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened. Things come together nicely, and it seems that the author's left room for follow-up books same characters, different stories.

If there are more books, however, I likely will not read them. Mar 07, Beverly rated it really liked it. We begin with a young girl named Avery. She's excited to be spending the summer in grandma's farm. Everything seemed fine until they arrived at grandma's farm. Avery always played a game called Kingdom. Its a made up game that she and her older brother Blake created, but now Blake doesn't want to play anymore. He feels he's gotten to old for pretend games. Avery is very mad and Blake try's to explain but Avery doesn't want to listen Avery walks away taking a long walk.

In her walk she meets a bo We begin with a young girl named Avery. In her walk she meets a boy named Julian. Little did Avery know her grandma rented the small cottage. As there talking Julian begins to tell her he 's making a film. Julian invites Avery to join in, Avery agrees. Julian decides he wants to film at Hilliard House. It's a dark abandoned Mansion. In which Avery is forbidden to go. When the children begin to film strange things begin to happen, As the children are at the Hilliard house ,there's a strange sense being watched.

It feels cold and the shutters keep banging.

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The children try to make there film but more dangerous things happen. Avery is having bad dreams, and is having trouble sleeping. Also she's feeling guilty about keeping a secret from her grandma , over going to Hilliard House. Its taking a toll on all the children. Can the children continue to film? Is there a presence in the house? If so who is it? A highly recommended read , it was entertaining and mysterious, full of aventure. Jul 29, Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a YA book.

It was a little bit creepy and better suited for someone in the year old range. It was well written though, unlike a lot of YA books being written now. May 05, Valerie Lawson rated it it was amazing. The perfect amount of spooky. And great character dynamics, especially between Avery and Julian. Just loved this book! May 12, Sherri Smith rated it it was amazing.

I rarely give 5 stars but thoroughly enjoyed this! Aug 19, Jennifer rated it really liked it. Middle school kids will like this tale that is spooky without being too scary. Oct 21, Erin Hansen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really enjoyed, this paranormal, fiction adventure, especially this close to Halloween. It takes you on adventure from the perspective Avery, a young girl on summer vacation. I think because of the content, some of the vocabulary and length of this novel it would be best for advanced intermediate level students, if not upper grades. I would recommend this book to I really enjoyed, this paranormal, fiction adventure, especially this close to Halloween.

I would recommend this book to students interested in ghosts and wouldn't mind a little bit of spook in their reading! Jan 31, DeAnne rated it really liked it. Wonderfully drawn characters in a spooky but not too scary story. Aug 26, Brenda Kahn rated it really liked it Shelves: Very satisfying, atmospheric ghost story of middle school. Apr 25, Michelle rated it did not like it. It was just too boring for me. So what makes Dayton your city? Some of you have even already started sharing what makes Dayton yours with us on social media. We might be biased, but we love Dayton.

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