Monday

Gabbing about Ghosts

If I have a chance, I'll do a second post today about writing, but I have posted over on the BookKids Blog today. I mentioned some of my new favorite ghost books. Curious? Go here to find out what I chatted about.

12 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

How about some older ones? Any favorite ones from your childhood? What is still popular with kids today?

I have Suddenly Supernatural but haven't read it yet!

beth said...

I remember a realllly old (re: late 80s or early 90s) book about ghosts. I think it was called Go Ask Alice or Helen or something...I remember being terrified when I read that book as a kid. I got it from a Scholastic handout and it scared me so much that I would hide it in my closet when I slept.

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beth said...

Argh. OK, after google and amazon helped me out, I realized what an idiot I was for coming up with the title "Go Ask Alice" from my muddled brain. The real title is Wait Till Helen Comes, pub'd in 1987: http://www.amazon.com/Wait-Till-Helen-Comes-Camelot/dp/0380704420

From Amazon: Molly, the 12-year-old narrator, and her brother Michael dislike their bratty 5-year-old stepsister Heather and resent the family move to an isolated converted church in the country. The adjourning graveyard frightens Molly, but Heather seems drawn to it. Molly discovers that the ghost of a child (Helen) who died in a fire a century ago wants to lure Heather to her doom.

PJ Hoover said...

I remember it, Beth! There was also one that comes to mind - something like ... let me check ... The ghost next door. But I think you're too young to remember this one.

The Buried Editor said...

I remember Wait Til Helen Comes. That was a great book that creeped me out. Also, Time of the Ghost that you mentioned on the other one is a good book too.

But I wasn't a big ghost/horror book reader as a kid. They freaked me out to much.

gabe said...

Hello over here.
Last ghost book I read was class of 2k8er, Lisa Schroeder's, I Heart You, You Haunt Me. Totally enjoyed it and so did my teenager.

I've actually written my own ghost book - but I've never sent it out - in time, I will.

gabe said...

Oh and A Curse Dark of Gold by Elizabeth C Bunce (a 2k8er) - also pretty ghostly. Great read.

beth said...

Hmmm...I've been planning on reading Curse as Dark as Gold.

Actually, I usually don't get into ghost stories...I tend to find them a bit unbelievable to start with (rich, coming from the girl who loves fantasy)--but I rank ghosts with UFOs in my believability category. BUT. The really good ones, like Wait Till Helen Comes, are brilliant. I read it in 5th grade. 5th grade! And I can still remember whole scenes from the book!

beth said...

Hmmm...I've been planning on reading Curse as Dark as Gold.

Actually, I usually don't get into ghost stories...I tend to find them a bit unbelievable to start with (rich, coming from the girl who loves fantasy)--but I rank ghosts with UFOs in my believability category. BUT. The really good ones, like Wait Till Helen Comes, are brilliant. I read it in 5th grade. 5th grade! And I can still remember whole scenes from the book!

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