Beyond: A Ghost Story by Graham McnameeBeyond: A Ghost Story by Graham Mcnamee

Beyond: A Ghost Story

byGraham Mcnamee

Paperback | September 10, 2013

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Jane is not your typical teen. She and her best friend Lexi call themselves the Creep Sisters. Only Lexi knows why Jane is different from anyone else: Her own shadow seems to pull her into near-fatal accidents. Jane is determined to find out why these terrifying things happen, and to overcome her shadow enemy. Her sleuthing with Lexi connects her own horrors to the secret history of a serial killer.
GRAHAM McNAMEE is the award-winning author of five novels, including Sparks, which won the first PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship; Bonechiller; and Acceleration, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery.
Title:Beyond: A Ghost StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.51 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375851658

ISBN - 13:9780375851650


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick ghost story with a fresh twist This was an enjoyable fast read with a creepy premise. MC's shadow's trying to kill her. There's a few legitimately freaky moments though I wouldn't call it full-on horror, and the rainy BC setting dovetails nicely with the plot. I thought it was headed into a love triangle w/ MC's shadow, but then it swerved creepy. Solid entertainment for ages 12+.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I'm so happy I picked this up in the library! Great book! Define toy made me scared at night lol! This book was really good I never suspected the ending! Would definitely reccomend to a friend!
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great terrifying tale Pros: great characters, fast paced, honest chills, no romance / Cons: too short! / For Parents: no content / The real reason behind Jane's numerous brushes with death is too crazy for anyone but her fellow 'creep sister' to believe. So when she starts hearing voices and seeing things - in addition to her already extreme sleepwalking and migranes - she only tells her friend Lexi what's really going on. Somehow, she's picked up a ghost. One who wants her dead, and is able to use her own shadow - and body - to kill her. / This is a brilliantly written teen novel. The chapters are short and punchy, making it very fast paced and quick to read. The characters are fully fleshed: Jane's parents who love their daughter and want to help but don't know how. Jane, who wants to explain but knows they won't believe her. Lexi, whose father left when she was young, and who makes dark films in order to understand the world. / The story is explained through quick flashbacks to Jane's various deaths, her friendship with Lexi and dealing with the present. There is a love interest, but it's kept low key and just barely factors into the plot. / The ghost is suitably terrifying, as is it's reasoning for wanting Jane. There is some adult creepiness involved with the ghost's past that comes into play with Jane's present, but it's passed over with limited details. / It's a great book for younger teens to adults who want a decent - but not gory or too terrifying - scare.
Date published: 2012-10-16