- File Size: 2100 KB
- Print Length: 85 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 4, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LK574SK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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- #3129 in Children's Scary Stories
- #4602 in Teen & Young Adult Horror eBooks
- #4459 in Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romance eBooks
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Ghost Writer Kindle Edition
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I felt this book was really quick and easy to read. While I do think it was aimed at a younger readership, it was still entertaining for me, as an adult, to read.
I was really drawn into this book by the title and the front cover. I like reading ghost books and it's nice to see a story that focuses on a ghost... rather than the ghost being revealed to be a demon.
I liked seeing Malden and Jackson interacting together, even though I did think they seemed to fall for each other quite quickly. I did like seeing some details of Malden's mother... and it was good to have the opportunity to see something of her relationship with her father.
I didn't feel that there was a lot of tension in this book. While there were hints of a darker past, I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't much detail about why Emily looked so sad in her pictures.
It was cool to be able to learn about Jackson's past and how his family was related to the building. I also thought it was pretty cool to see how the computer and chatroom were used by Emily. Some of the atmosphere came across really well and I found it really easy to picture a lot of the events happening inside my mind. I also thought that the language used by Emily sounded really authentic and helped to make her a more believable character.
Although there weren't a lot of characters in this book, it was nice to see a few extra... such as the woman with her twins. I would have liked to be able to see a bit more of the surroundings, but the self-contained storyline was nice to read.
There wasn't much mystery and I found I was still left with some questions. I would have liked to see more of an expanded storyline and while I did like the ending and thought it was sweet, it also seemed to have a rather abrupt ending.
This story didn't require me to think too deeply and it did end fairly quickly. It was a nice, fast read and I would read more books by this author in the future.
I think this is one of my biggest pet peeves. The loves at first sight between teenagers. I mean aren't they supposed to be at least a little bit self-conscious? Through the entire book it feels like they have been together for years!
The ghost part was the best part, even if I still don't know how a girl dead more than a hundred years ago can understand/use computer though. I liked the storm and the apparition and every little bit about Emily. though it felt a little bit too quick and we didn't really learn all that much about her. I would have thought that a ghost that stick to a house for so long would be a bit more difficult to exorcise. I'm also not sure about the "coming home" concept, seeing she never left her room.
I was expecting something a lot different when I saw the title but it has nothing to do with a "Ghost writer" but more with a ghost that communicate by writing.
We soon learn Emily died in that room! On her 18th birthday. While awaiting the return of her fiancé from the Civil War one hundred and fifty years ago (It turns out he was killed in action and never returned). There are rumors the room is haunted, but in her defense, Mrs. Montgomery seems to be skeptical. You see, only some people have felt Emily’s presence in that room. Of course, Malden will be one of them. Together she and Jackson ferret out the mystery of Emily. There are plenty of chills and at least one stormy night, and the two become closer (but not too close – these are 16 and 17!) in the process.
Jackson turned out to be one of my favorite characters in “Ghost Writer,” though I admit, at first, I was a little put out when he kissed Malden within hours of meeting her. I wondered if he was a schemer who hit on every teen-aged cutie who visited Mom’s B & B. However, as the story progressed he proved to be a nice, sweet, good-hearted guy who was drawn to Malden from the start and was focused on protecting her. In fact, I eventually envisioned him as a young Matt McConaughey.
I love how the author used memorabilia from the 19th century (photos and journals) together with accoutrements of the 21st century (laptops and internet) to resolve Emily’s anguish and bring a modern couple together. As Halloween grows near, I highly recommend you grab a mug of hot chocolate or a pumpkin latte, curl up in your favorite easy chair in front of a roaring fire and read this captivating book!