Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Martin Pistorius
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781400205844
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Release: 2013-11-19
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestseller. They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought. Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see: A parent’s resilience. The consequences of misdiagnosis. Abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers. The unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body. We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.

Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780316262255
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Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next PickA Walter Award winner Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Iain Lawrence
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9780440416685
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Release: 2002
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unhappy in a home seemingly devoid of love, a fourteen-year-old albino boy who thinks of himself as Harold the Ghost runs away to join the circus, where he works with the elephants and searches for a sense of who he is.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Martin Pistorius
Pages: 276
ISBN: 1400205832
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Release: 2013
Editor: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the author's ten year ordeal of how, after suffering a bout of meningitis, he was thought to be in a vegetative state, and eventually, through the help of his family, regains his powers of communication and becomes independent.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Stafford Betty
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781785357992
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Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seventh grader Ben Conover sees people no one else can see. When he confides in his best friend, it's not long before smart phones start lighting up with text messages as the air cackles with gossip and he becomes known in school as the 'Ghost Boy'. Home has become a battle ground between his Mum's acceptance and his Dad's disapproval. Ben desperately seeks his father's approval, and wants to be like a regular twelve-year-old. But he doesn't want to break free from his spirit friend, Abby, who shows up when he is in danger or about to do something wrong. She somehow guides him and he has grown very fond of her. Will Ben's father accept his son's psychic gifts? Can he persuade his father that spirits are real and not just hallucinations? And who exactly is Abby? A Middle Grade story about a boy who sees spirits.

Ghost

Ghost
Author: Jason Reynolds
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781481450164
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Release: 2017-08-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.

Ghost Child

Ghost Child
Author: Caroline Overington
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781448164547
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Release: 2014-09-11
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of I Came to Say Goodbye. Can you ever escape the secrets of your past? Perfect for fans of Susan Lewis The photograph shows four smiling children. But look closer and you can tell that one of the boys has been crying. Weeks later, that little boy is dead. His mother and her boyfriend are in prison for his murder, and his brother and sisters have been fostered to separate families. No one knows for sure what happened that day, except, possibly, the three remaining children, and they’re not talking. But the past cannot be buried forever, and years later, when the truth about what happened is revealed, will it bring a final healing? Or will the legacy of fear that the children have lived with for so long, finally destroy them?

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Felicity Pulman
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781742754505
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Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Random House Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tad must cross time and space to tell the secrets of the past... Froggy dreams of drowning. Just as his nightmare is coming true, he is saved by a ghost boy, Tad. But is Tad telling him the truth, and why can Froggy now see back to the past - to 1881, when Sydney was gripped by a smallpox outbreak and the Quarantine Station was full of the stench of death? With Cassie's help, Tad and Froggy realise they must trust each other in order to find what has been lost for more than one hundred years ... and allow both boys to be set free.

Black Brother Black Brother

Black Brother  Black Brother
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316493819
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Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition. Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best. Sometimes, 12-year-old Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at Middlefield Prep, most of the students don't look like him. They don't like him either. Dubbing him "Black Brother," Donte's teachers and classmates make it clear they wish he were more like his lighter-skinned brother, Trey. When he's bullied and framed by the captain of the fencing team, "King" Alan, he's suspended from school and arrested. Terrified, searching for a place where he belongs, Donte joins a local youth center and meets former Olympic fencer Arden Jones. With Arden's help, he begins training as a competitive fencer, setting his sights on taking down the fencing team captain, no matter what. As Donte hones his fencing skills and grows closer to achieving his goal, he learns the fight for justice is far from over. Now Donte must confront his bullies, racism, and the corrupt systems of power that led to his arrest. Powerful and emotionally gripping, Black Brother, Black Brother is a careful examination of the school-to-prison pipeline and follows one boy's fight against racism and his empowering path to finding his voice.

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius A 15 minute Summary Analysis

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius      A 15 minute Summary   Analysis
Author: Instaread
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Instaread Summaries
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius’ - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: Martin Pistorius, who lost all his memories after a childhood illness, tells the story of his miraculous reawakening in his memoir, Ghost Boy. Martin was a sweet, but shy boy. He was a wizard with computers and electronics. He loved his Legos and his dog, Pookie. Martin learned from overheard conversations that his illness began when he came home from school with a sore throat. His condition rapidly deteriorated and he soon could not walk. Within a year, he was in a hospital, not moving or communicating. His muscles deteriorated, causing his hands and feet to curl up. Doctors first suspected a psychological cause. Eventually they decided he had some kind of incurable neurological disorder and advised his parents, Rodney and Joan, to institutionalize him. Instead, his mother quit her job to care for him at home. She became so distraught and despairing that the family started taking Martin to…

The Buccaneers

The Buccaneers
Author: Iain Lawrence
Pages: 279
ISBN: 0007135564
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A swashbuckling thriller, part three of THE HIGH SEAS ADVENTURES, set on the oceans at the turn of the nineteenth century -- drama, horror, adventure... There's pirates in the West Indies. Cannibals. They cook you alive. They shrink your head to the size of a walnut, says Mr Spencer to his son. These words will haunt sixteen-year-old John Spencer as he embarks on his first voyage to foreign lands. Carrying cargo destined for Jamaica, John and his Dragon crew set off from London for waters few of them have sailed before. When they come upon a lifeboat adrift at sea, some are wary of the sailor aboard. His name is Horn, and something about this imposing and mysterious sailor isn't right. He carries a chest full of clinking glass, and his story doesn't quite make sense. Still, John respects the stranger's awe-inspiring seamanship. With Horn on deck, both John and the ship's captain believe the Dragon is in the best of hands. But is Horn to be trusted? real -- and very dangerous -- pirate ship. Now John starts to believe his father's warnings, especially after he becomes separated from his shipmates and is stranded on an island reputed to conceal buried treasure. A place teeming with buccaneers... Brimming with furious high-seas adventure, this companion to The Wreckers and The Smugglers concludes with a bloodcurdling tale of pirates -- and a surprise ending...

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror
Author: Jay Anson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781982138264
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Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Gallery Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A fascinating and frightening book” (Los Angeles Times)—the bestselling true story about a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe. In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property—complete with boathouse and swimming pool—and the price had been too good to pass up. Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror. This is the spellbinding, shocking true story that gripped the nation about an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining—“this book will scare the hell out of you” (Kansas City Star).

Towers Falling

Towers Falling
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780316262231
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Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks in a classroom of students who cannot remember the event but live through the aftermath of its cultural shift. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.

Something Upstairs

Something Upstairs
Author: Avi
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9780545214919
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Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After moving to Providence, Rhode Island, Kenny discovers that his new house is haunted by the spirit of a black slave boy who asks Kenny to return with him to the early nineteenth century and prevent his murder by slave traders.

Willy the Ghost Boy

Willy the Ghost Boy
Author: Thuraya
Pages: 10614
ISBN: 9781502967244
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Release: 2014-11-15
Editor: Thuraya
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Willy has grown up and he’s going to New York with his father to live in his mom’s dream house. He was happy to see the house, because he hadn’t gone there for a long time since 10 years ago, but he doesn’t know what will happen to him after he moves. Everything turns out so dark. He even lost his memories until he met a girl named Emily. She’s the only one who can help Willy through all this pain, but it’s difficult since Willy keeps disappearing and coming back.

Innocent The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive

Innocent  The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive
Author: Cathy Glass
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780008341992
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Release: 2019-09-05
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries.

The Ghost s Child

The Ghost s Child
Author: Sonya Hartnett
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780763688615
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A one-of-a-kind love story...Those who enjoy fables or magical realism will be spellbound by this redemptive story of a search for love, love lost and love (of a sort) found again...exquisite prose." – Publishers Weekly Maddy, an old lady now, arrives home one day to find a peculiar boy waiting for her. Over tea, she tells him the story of her life long ago, when she wished for her days to be as romantic and mysterious as a fairy tale. It was then that she fell painfully in love with a free spirit named Feather, who put aside his wild ways to live with her in a little cottage, conceived with her a child never to be born, and disappeared -- leaving an inconsolable Maddy to follow after him on a fantastical journey across the sea. In a beautifully crafted tale, currently shortlisted for a 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize, Sonya Hartnett masterfully explores the mysteries of the heart, the sustaining power of memory, and the ultimate consolation that comes to souls who live fully and fearlessly.

Ghostcoming Happily Ever Afterlife 1

Ghostcoming   Happily Ever Afterlife  1
Author: Orli Zuravicky
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781338190120
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Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lucy has just joined the afterlife, and as a brand-new ghost she's mostly see-through, not able to stand or sit normally, stuck in the ballet clothes she was wearing before she crossed over...and stuck in middle school. Can't a ghost get a break? But then the cutest (ghost) boy she's ever seen turns out to be her very own guide to school, and things start looking brighter. Maybe she's not quite solid yet, but Lucy is definitely going to make this the best afterlife ever!

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780061972652
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.

Breathe

Breathe
Author: Cliff McNish
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780761382744
Available:
Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: Carolrhoda Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jack is not a normal boy. He can talk to ghosts. In his new home, An aging farmhouse, he meets the Ghost Mother, a grief-stricken spirit who becomes very attached to him...too attached. He learns that the Ghost Mother is preying in the cruelest imaginable way on four child ghosts who are trapped in the house, stealing their energy to sustain her own. Before Jack can figure out how to help them, The Ghost Mother takes possession of his real mother's body. Jack wants to fight back, but he has severe asthma and risks fatal attacks with any physical exertion. it will take all his resources, and his mother's as well, To fight off the Ghost Mother and save the ghost children from a horrible fate.