The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn MoriartyThe Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty

The Ghosts of Ashbury High

byJaclyn Moriarty

Hardcover | June 1, 2010

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This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High who have transferred to Ashbury High for their final year. They've been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every nigh and sleep through school all day. And Ashbury can't get enough of them. Everyone wants to be cooler, tougher, funnier, hoping to be invited into their self-contained world.But striane things are happening at Ashbury this year. Emily Thompson is certain that a ghost is haunting the Art Rooms. Lydia Jackson-Oberman's parents have left for Tuscany and there are non-stop parties at her house. Toby Mazzerati has taken an unusually strong interest in local history. And the new kids are hiding a secret that no one could have expected, and that could ruin more than just senior year. Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, passion, locked doors, femmes fatales, and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realize that the future's come to get you.
Jaclyn Moriarty is the author of The Year of Secret Assignments and The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie, both also set at Ashbury High. Her most recent novel is The Spell Book of Listen Taylor, which the Horn Book called "magically uplifting". She lives near Sydney, Australia.
Title:The Ghosts of Ashbury HighFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.55 × 5.84 × 1.5 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545069726

ISBN - 13:9780545069724

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! I have read this book several time since purchasing, and it gets better with every read! Jaclyn Moriarty has a way of writing that I have never experienced before, and it enhances the story that is being told. It is told from many perspectives, and you will find yourself becoming engaged in each character's story and disappointed when their segment is over, but once again growing interested as you delve into the next character's perspective. Fantastic!
Date published: 2017-01-15

Editorial Reviews

â??Fans of the previous books will enjoy clever references to past events, but this book more than stands on its own, as the students' chorus creates a compelling collective portrait of adolescence--the limbo between childhood and the shadowed future." -- Publishers Weekly, starred reviewâ??Moriarty has found a winning formula for her thoroughly enjoyable, deceptively simple Ashbury High novels: She takes a clever, sophisticated epistolary format, adds sparkling, effervescent wit, and applies them to a mash-up of literary genresâ?¦There's a lot of plot to untangle here, but The Ghosts of Ashbury High should satisfy diehard fans and bring new ones into the fold.â? -- Horn Book, starred reviewâ??Moriarty has done it again. . . . The author effortlessly employs multiple voices and narrative devices for maximum effect, and each member of the ensemble comes across loud and clear. . . . Another winner, sure to please old fans and create new ones.â? -- Kirkus Reviews"Fans of Moriarty will be delighted with this senior year; newcomers to her work will want to backtrack so that they can spend more time with these characters." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books