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The Ghost in Me [Kindle Edition]

Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Like any other fourteen-year-old, Myri Monaco has problems that she doesn't know how to deal with: a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, a mother who's dating her science teacher, and a "punishment" for a science-project-gone-wrong that lands her in the last place she wants to be--in auditions for the school play. But most girls don't have what Myri has--a ghost named Wren who not only lives at home, but who is willing to "trade places" whenever she is needed. Although Myri is reluctant at first, Wren's offer becomes a quick and easy solution when her problems collide. However, this experience in ghostly possession soon takes Myri's life to new levels. How much will Myri lose to avoid the problems mounting around her? How much will Wren take to fulfill her own desires?

Editorial Reviews


This is the kind of book I loved to read when I was a kid--lots of humor, lots of suspense, fun characters... just the right blend for kids that want a fun, exciting read. --Rick Walton, author of over 80 books for children

From the Author

I wrote this book thinking that kids in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades would be its primary readers. I've been surprised to see that both older and younger readers like it. Given that, I'm glad I kept it a "clean" read. It's suitable for all audiences.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1415 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Essemkay Company Productions (December 18, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GUS88Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,327 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique idea March 8, 2011
I thought this was a great book. It is not just for girls, I think boys would like the concept too - even though the book was written from a girl's perspective. It has a unique idea that is fun for the reader to visualize. I got so into it that I actually dreamt that I was in the situation at the end of the book. The dialogue is believeable and also humorous at times. I would definitely recommend this book.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me laugh May 29, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was funny, clever, and well written. I got the Kindle version, and my son (he's 9) loved reading it on my Kindle. I like having a few middle grade books on my Kindle for those times when we're stuck somewhere and my kids are bored.

Back to the book. The plot was new and imaginative, which is a nice thing in middle grade fiction. I definitely recommend it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Younger Readers December 31, 2011
By Staaj
First, I would like to thank Shaunda Kennedy Wenger for the opportunity to read and review her book.

Myri is terrified of public speaking. Science fair presentations, theater productions, and speaking in front of the class gives her the heebie jeebies. When Myri is forced to join the drama club for required extra curricular course credit, her worst nightmare has become a reality. To make things even worse, she is required to audition for the school play. Enter Myri's friend Wren, who also happens to be ghost. To avoid the thing she fears most, Wren steps in and poses as Myri. This seems like an ideal solution to all of Myri's stage freight problems, until things start to go wrong.

Myri goes through a lot of things that many young girls can relate to, including self esteem issues, liking boys that other girls like, and embarrassing moments. How she handles all these issues may not be exactly how she should but it's fun to watch her work through things. There's a lot more to Myri than she realizes and her friends, Roz, Wren, and Duey, help her to see there is no need for her hide.

The Ghost in Me is a fun story with a little bit of moral and I highly recommend this story to middle school age readers. It may not be a middle grade novel that adults will want to read but it's certainly one that they would want their children to read. Wenger does a great job weaving the story as well balancing humor with more serious moments. The chapters are short and the pace move quickly. Throughout the book, the story holds your interest and frequently makes you smile. Overall, The Ghost in Me is a very cute read.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ghost in Me January 29, 2012
Shaunda Kennedy Wenger's `The Ghost in Me' has touched on several young teen's interests. The subject matter has wide appeal to both teens and the adults that hope to relate to them. Myri is presented with common teenage situations with a new and interesting twist, a friendly ghost.. The mix of awkward middle school moments and ghostly interventions leaves the reader wondering "What if I had a friendly ghost of my own". This realistic fantasy has great potential for a screen play. I am anxiously anticipating the release of `Reality Bites' this summer.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun book for middle-grade students January 17, 2012
By Danzer
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a lot of fun and has many of the ingredients that will entice kids in that middle-grade age group. I am giving it to my 9 year old niece because I think she will enjoy the playfulness of the ghost and the courage of the young heroine.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific! January 29, 2012
By reader2
I have had the pleasure of reading several of Shaunda Kennedy Wenger's books and she continues to bring wit, imagination and fun to The Ghost in Me. A must read for any middle schooler!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read August 29, 2011
By Becca
I loved this book! The main character goes through so many typical experiences that it's easy to relate to her. The story moves along well and includes several plot complications that make it difficult to put down. It's lighthearted, but deals with some real issues that readers can relate to. Really enjoyable!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Judith E. Torres, Author January 14, 2012
The Ghost in Me has all the elements that make it a great read. It's funny,suspenseful,and thought provoking. The author's writing style will keep you turning the pages and the plot is one that teenagers and adults alike will enjoy. I highly recommend this book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusion
I would not recommend this book I was way too confused with all the characters and the ghosts that is in her house. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Roslyne Schulman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good young adult novel for middle schoolers, girls most likely.
Touches on the normal middle school angst and conflicts with friends. A bit of the supernatural to attract the reader.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Book The Ghost in Me
This was purchased for my Granddaughter and she really enjoyed reading the
book. Very good book for the Kindle. And I would recommend it.
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars too young for me
Didn't realize this was a young reader book until after I purchased it. Not really sure I can rate this book as I didn't make it through the first few pages.
Published 22 months ago by Elundy
5.0 out of 5 stars B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
We are proud to announce that The Ghost In Me by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Published on March 25, 2013 by indieBRAG
5.0 out of 5 stars I Loved this book!
I purchased this book for my 11 year old, I read it just to make sure it was appropriate. However, I loved it! It was well written, exciting, and truly enjoyable. Read more
Published on January 25, 2013 by Brenda Townsend
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for any age!
The Ghost in Me is full of surprises, twists & turns. It really makes you wonder. While it is meant demographically for the teen market, I really enjoyed reading it, and anyone... Read more
Published on January 20, 2013 by ~Marianne Is-Loved~
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful book
I recommend this book to all girls from ages 10-14 .A book that combines romance and drama. Overall a delightful book
Published on January 1, 2013 by Miss Morg
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read For Kids
I met this author at a signing and enjoyed visiting with her. She's written a book kids will find fun to read. The concept of befriending a ghost is a fun one. Read more
Published on December 19, 2012 by Christy Monson
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This is a great read for young teens.  It was an entertaining story and was fun to read.  Good lessons to be brave and strong when we don't think we can be.
Published on October 14, 2012 by Jennifer Hopkins
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More About the Author

Shaunda Kennedy Wenger is the author of ten books. Two new titles include a middle grade novel, Reality Bites, Tales of a Half-Vampire, and a cookbook, From Rivets and Rails, Recipes of a Railroad Boarding House. Her first book, The Book Lover's Cookbook, Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages That Feature Them (Ballantine Books) was featured as a National Public Radio holiday gift pick in 2003. Five of her titles are published for the educational market by Benchmark Education Company and Richard C. Owen Publishers, and include Caterpillar Can't Wait, Watch a Butterfly Grow, How Many Muffins, Farm Stand Mystery, and In Black Bear Country. In 2010, she started her own publishing company, Essemkay Company Productions, and released The Ghost in Me, which is a paranormal middle-grade novel, and an award-winning chapter book for young readers called Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Forest Again (2011 KART Kids Book List Award; 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Award HM). Her stories, articles, and poems have appeared in numerous venues, including Babybug and Cricket magazines. She lives in Utah, where she is perpetually entertained by her children, their friends, and the students that find themselves stuck in her science classroom.

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