The characters are multi-dimensional and rich.
It's a story that transends age by tackling universal themes like family, grief, discovery, and relationships -- and above all else, OGs entertains.
The story is paced perfectly - alternating smoothly between advancing the plot and developing its protagonist.
This book started our VERY slow, I wasn't even sure if I wanted to continue reading it. I mean I was at pg. 100 and still questioning which usually makes me toss a book. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Michelle Bacci
The passage on trying to relive his mother's tuna casserole and instead falling into tears always gets to me. Read morePublished on October 13, 2012 by Bloaken
I can add only one thing to the previous spot-on reviews. This novel deserves a Pulitzer, Nobel, or other such prize. Read morePublished on September 2, 2010 by Laer Carroll
I love this book. It is in my top ten. Top five even.
I won't summarize because everyone already has. Read more
Eireann Corrigan's ORDINARY GHOSTS tells of a boy facing a vanished brother, a dead mother and a father who leaves him alone. Read morePublished on July 9, 2007 by Midwest Book Review
Emil is having a bad year. He reflects, "I try to pinpoint the moment my world tilted. It stopped turning for a second when Mom died. Read morePublished on June 27, 2007 by Teen Reads
'Fun' and 'entertaining' are not usually words you would find describing a book about the aftermath of a parent's death and a brother's unexpected departure, but that is the... Read morePublished on May 22, 2007 by J. Kirkman