School of the Dead

School of the Dead


Book - 2016
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In this spine-tingling story from Newbery Medal winner Avi, a boy must solve the mystery of the ghost haunting him.

For most of Tony Gilbert's life, he has thought of his uncle as "Weird Uncle Charlie." That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie is still odd, of course--talking about spirits and other supernatural stuff--but he and Tony become fast friends, and Tony ends up having a lot of fun with Uncle Charlie.

When Uncle Charlie dies suddenly, Tony is devastated. Then he starts seeing Uncle Charlie everywhere! It doesn't help that Tony switched schools--it was Uncle Charlie's dying wish that Tony attend the Penda School, where Uncle Charlie himself went as a kid. The Penda School is eerie enough without his uncle's ghost making it worse. On top of that, rumors have been circulating about a student who went missing shortly before Tony arrived. Could that somehow be related to Uncle Charlie's ghost?

Full of twists and turns that get spookier by the chapter, School of the Dead is a fast-paced mystery that Avi's fans will devour!

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780061740855
Branch Call Number: J AVI
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 22 cm


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Jun 13, 2019

2016; HarperCollins
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I was really looking forward to finally reading a book by Avi, but I may have chosen the wrong book. I like fantasy and horror and was eager to read this novel after taking a look at the synopsis. I enjoyed the set up of the book but the story fell apart, for me anyway, was about when Tony is making new friends. I felt a bit let down with the way the story progressed. I will have to try another Avi book.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

Aug 02, 2016

Not my favorite book by this author.

cmlibrary_rkimray Jul 29, 2016

This one is just spooky enough for kids who love ghost stories, but predictable enough for those who don't want to be totally terrified. I enjoyed trying to figure out which characters to trust and which ones were out to get Charlie!

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