Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Will the Ghost of Fossil Glen Be Set Free?


As sixth grader Allie Nichols is dangling from a cliff high above the ground a strange calming voice speaks to her and helps to save her life. When she shares her ghostly experience with her friends, Pam and Karen, they turn on her claiming that Allie is just making up stories. Luckily, her old friend Dub knows she can’t be lying, and he's interested in what she has to say. It isn’t long before Allie realizes that something strange is definitely going on. She begins to hear the ghost of Lucy, a young girl who died in the glen four years ago, and she even dreams of Lucy’s death. When more clues are revealed it becomes clear that Allie’s own life is in jeopardy. Will Allie and Dub be able to find out who killed Lucy? Will they be able to get out of a dangerous situation alive? Will there be enough evidence for the murderer to be put behind bars? Read this nail biting mystery to find out about friendship, ghosts, trust, and the power of communication.

I loved the style that Cynthia DeFelice used to write The Ghost of Fossil Glen. Allie and Dub have such real personalities, and I could relate to both of them in different ways. I enjoyed the way the two friends worked on the mystery, and I was on the edge of my seat as the story developed. This book starts with excitement, and the pace doesn’t slow throughout the book. I recommend this book to anyone from third grade through eighth grade. I also think adults and older kids will be captivated by this page turner. Mystery lovers will be thrilled with this unique story and will be happy to learn that this is the first book in the Ghost Mysteries series. I can’t wait to read them all!  Don't miss out- grab your copy today!

Has anyone else read The Ghost of Fossil Glen? Or have you read another book by Cynthia DeFelice? We would love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Reading!
~L

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderfully eerie read, perfect for Halloween.

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    1. Petty- It is an eerie, but fun read. Great for fall!:) ~L

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  2. I haven't read this or any of Cynthia Felice's but I like the sound of this mystery. Gotta love an old friend who trusts and believes what you say. I'd be curious about what had happened to poor, young Lucy, too.

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    1. Claudine- This is a great book. It is a good reminder that friends that believe in you are so important to have around. You will have to read this one to find out what really happened to Lucy! :) ~L

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  3. I don't read many ghost stories (because I'm a bit wimp) but this sounds like fun!

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    1. Meradeth- I think you could handle this one! :) ~L

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  4. Great to read about a book that has ghosts, girls and ghastly mystery.

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    1. Lee- Yes! It is a great book with interesting details. :) ~L

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  5. Sounds an interesting combination!

    Thanks for posting about this book.

    Nas

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    1. Nas- It is an interesting combination. Thanks for stopping by! :) ~L

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  6. You always seem to find books that I have never heard of! But I have a severe gap in middle grade books!

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    1. Patty- Glad to introduce you to new books. :) ~L

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  7. I haven't read this or anything else by Cynthia DeFelice, but it sounds like something I would enjoy. There is nothing better than a good ghost story!

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    1. Barbara- It was a great ghost story and I can't wait to read more of the series. I read the second one and enjoyed it as well! :) ~L

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  8. A paranormal murder mystery written to entice a youngster to read sounds like a winner to me. Children love the science fiction genre so they should like this one also. Very intriguing!

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    1. Anna- It is a great book for kids- especially kids who think they don't like reading. They will be on the edge of their seats and wanting more. :) ~L

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  9. I love ghost stories especially ones that have suspense. It kills me when I'm reading but I love being on the edge of my seat. I wonder what you mean by the power of communication... Great review!

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    1. Adriana- I hope you will enjoy this one. I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't wait to find out how everything turned out. I think when you read this one you will know what I meant by the power of communication- but if not let me know and I will explain further. :) ~L

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  10. I love paranormal and ghost stories. Thanks for posting about this.

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  11. This is definitely a book that I'd read.

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