GHOST HOST by Marilyn Singer


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When Bart Hawkins moved to Sprocketsville, he left behind one identity, Bart the Bookworm, and arrived with a new one, Bart the Big Man. He soon became star quarter-back of his high-school team, but two years later he still likes to read (secretly), and his cover is about to be blown. Furniture begins rearranging itself, china breaks and messes appear--and then the spirit of young Millicent appears and tells Bart he's living among a houseful of ghosts, all friendly except for Stryker, the poltergeist. Barr's problem is to rid the house of Stryker without ridding it of Millicent and the others. He begins reading up on ghosts and haunted houses, and is soon striking deals with spirits, teaming up with the school nerd, neglecting his football, putting himself in danger of once again becoming Bart the Bookworm. This deftly turned novel is more than just another ghost story; with plenty of action and humor, it is also about a young boy coming to grips with who he is, relationships and understanding. The characters, including the ghosts, are believable and likable. Pleasantly unpredictable and entertaining.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1987
Page count: 182pp
Publisher: Harper & Row