The Ghost Sitter

The Ghost Sitter

Book - 2001
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When she realizes that her new house is haunted by the ghost of a ten-year-old girl who used to live there, Charlotte tries to help her find peace.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books ; Penguin Putnam, ©2001.
ISBN: 9780525466765
Characteristics: 131 pages ;,20 cm.


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LibrLdyMapleValley Jan 23, 2015

Are you looking for a "just scary enough" ghost story to read this October? Then the Ghost Sitter by Peni R. Griffin is the book for you! The ghost is just scary enough to give you goose bumps but not so scary that you are afraid to get out of your bed to turn off the light. In fact, she's the kind of ghost who gains your sympathy once you get over being freaked out.
That's exactly what happens to Charlotte in this story. She's excited about moving into her new house, getting her own room and hooking up with new friends. But things start to get weird pretty quickly. Her little brother Brandon starts asking to play with his new friend Susie. Who? Charlotte can't figure out when he's seeing his new friend because he's never far from her side. Then she thinks it's an imaginary friend, and then she realizes it's a ghost. And the odd thing is that the ghost thinks it's babysitting her little brother. Susie, the ghost, doesn't know she's dead. Charlotte and her new best friend, Shannon, set out to solve the mystery of why Susie is still in the house. What happened to her? How can they set her free? And it isn't easy either. Whenever they try to explain things to Susie she gets angry and when she gets angry things start to get wild in the house.
Yes, it's a ghost story but it's also a wonderful, page turning mystery and a story of real friendship. Definitely one of the best ghost stories out there for kids ages 9 - 13.

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