Among the Ghosts

Among the Ghosts The New Newbridge Academy has a strange storied history and a gothic atmosphere and since Noh s aunt is a teacher there it s where Noh will be spending the summer while her father travels for work

  • Title: Among the Ghosts
  • Author: Amber Benson Sina Grace
  • ISBN: 9781416994053
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The New Newbridge Academy has a strange, storied history and a gothic atmosphere, and since Noh s aunt is a teacher there, it s where Noh will be spending the summer while her father travels for work Noh, slightly eccentric herself, enjoys exploring the campus, but things get spooky when she meets several other children near an old burned out dormitory There shouldn t beThe New Newbridge Academy has a strange, storied history and a gothic atmosphere, and since Noh s aunt is a teacher there, it s where Noh will be spending the summer while her father travels for work Noh, slightly eccentric herself, enjoys exploring the campus, but things get spooky when she meets several other children near an old burned out dormitory There shouldn t be students around in the summer, right But these kids turn out to be ghosts, and they need Noh s help She is the only realie who can see them and, now that the ghosts have started to disappear, the only one who can save them.

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    • Emma says:

      What a neat little story. Some reviewers critiquing children's lit on often say things along the lines of, "I guess if I was 10 again" or "I don't know if I just didn't enjoy this because I'm an adult and not a child" etc. etc. To you, I say:BE A CHILD, THEN. Really. It's not very hard. It will clean out all the sludge and the ache, and leave you able to breathe again. It does whole WORLDS of good for you! Shimmering, shining, creeping, maddening, beautiful worlds of good. Wake up a grown-up to [...]

    • Jeff Raymond says:

      I'm enough of a Whedon fanboy to pick up a kids book written by Tara from Buffy. I'm enough of a kiddie book nerd to actually unabashedly enjoy it.The book tells the story of Noh, who is off to a new school and has a special ability to see ghosts. There is a mystery about this school and the ghosts, however, and it's a mystery Noh is off to solve. It's a really simple premise, and it's a book that works really well for me. Things are very neat and tidy, and the narration plays up the mystery qui [...]

    • Alex Telander says:

      Amber Benson takes a break from Calliope Reaper-Jones and tells an enchanting little story for the younger folk. In the style of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Graveyard Book, Benson creates a unique world of fun characters in a very interesting place, with just enough scariness to keep young readers on the edge of their seats.Noleen-Anne Harris Morgan Maypother, better known as Noh, is a strange little girl who likes her time to herself; her inquisitive and investigative nature makes her wiser be [...]

    • Sunil says:

      While the Calliope Reaper-Jones books weren't my thing, I do enjoy a good children's book, and this one, reminiscent (but not derivative) of Coraline and The Graveyard Book, is a good one.Noleen-Anne Harris Morgan Maypother, or Noh for short, goes to stay with her aunt for the summer and begins to explore the abandoned, empty West Wing of the New Newbridge Academy, where she makes some friends! Dead friends. What's amusing is that we get both Noh's perspective and the ghosts' perspectives, and t [...]

    • Kim says:

      From February 2011 SLJ:Gr 4–6—So that he can explore the Appalachians, Noleen Maypother's scientist father sends her off to her Aunt Clara's for the summer—apparently without checking his sister's availability first. Noh arrives to find a vacant house and decides to take the train to New Newbridge, where her other aunt teaches at the academy. Since Noh will be a sixth grader there in the fall, it seems a logical solution. Aunt Sarah welcomes her and helps her get settled into the old boarding [...]

    • Shanshad Whelan says:

      Well it's an adequate middle grade ghost story with some issues. There are a lot of touches that I liked about the book, such as the ants crawling over every page, and the varied chapter length. Biggest issue is where this story is set, since the school appears to be somewhere in Britain, but Noh's father is off in the Appalachians studying and there seems to be an implication that she arrived by train at the school. The other quibble is the language of the story. Over all I think this would be [...]

    • Dan Rogers says:

      This fantasy book was a very easy and enjoyable read, having taken me less than two days to get through it. Noleen-Anne Harris Morgan Maypother (Noh for short) is the only child of an entomological scientist whose wife died giving birth to Noh. As the book opens Noh travels to New Newbridge Academy to spend the summer with her Aunt Sarah who is an English teacher at the academy and where Noh will be a student in the fall. While exploring the academy’s grounds and buildings she finds out that s [...]

    • Seanean says:

      librarytalker/201Noleen's mother died minutes after she was born and her father is always gone on research missions, so Noh's never really had a regular childhood. Now that she's about to start at New Newbridge Academy, she's going to have to use that unusual childhood for unusual things.It seems that New Newbridge is filled with ghosts. They are all over the place. They've died from bees stings, horse-riding accidents, fires, chopped off fingers, and more. And it turns out that Noh can see them [...]

    • Star says:

      Noh's found herself at the New Newbridge Academy for the summer while her dad's away. She's exploring and runs into a few kids who are staying there - but they're not ordinary kids, they're ghosts. Noh's caught up in finding out why the ghosts are disappearing and why the ants in the area are acting so strange.This is a fun and entertaining story about a girl with a strange family legacy who is thrust into a mysterious new place when her dad is off on his own adventure. While she's staying with [...]

    • Holli says:

      I gave this 3 stars but I had so much fun reading it! I immediately ordered 4 books from AB's other series. I really wish there were more books to make is book a series. It is def left open ended for future works. But NOT a cliff hanger.I really enjoyed all the ghosts esp Trinia. When I looked for more books by this writer I realized that she was a star on the show Buffy. She played Tara who is a character I adored and wished she had more time on the show.Anyway, kids will love it. There r lots [...]

    • Linda Cox says:

      Great book for kids. Among the Ghosts is creative and has simple enough plot lines that kids can follow and not get lost. I also love how Amber breaks the fourth wall and talks directly to the reader in some of the chapters which shows her sense of humor as well brings the reader into the book.

    • Geri says:

      I've read adult series by Amber Benson, but I have to say this is some of her best writing yet! I certainly hope there will be more to this middle school series! I will be keeping my eyes peeled for it!

    • Adrianna says:

      I'll stop skipping around and follow the ants in order one of these days! Amber, please write more children's books. I love the way you speak to kids.

    • Tamara Van dishoeck says:

      Ik heb dit boek gekocht omdat het geschreven is door Amber Benson en ben dol op haar Death's Daughter serie. het is wel een kinderboek maar vond dat helemaal niet erg. vind de tekeningen wel iets extra's hebben ook al waren het wel heel veel mieren. Noh is een jong meisje die naar haar tante gaat die op een kostschool werkt en ze brengt daar de zomer door voordat ze er naar school zal gaan en raakt daar bevriend met een meisje die een geest is en als er geesten verdwijnen doet ze er alles aan om [...]

    • Stephanie says:

      I’m not sure who filed this book under as YA when it’s clearly MG. The writing style, plot, photos in the book, and everything else just screamed “MIDDLE SCHOOL”. That being said, it was still a quick and cute read. There weren’t much depth to anything in this book – more of a brush through with a semi interesting plot. The main character, Noh, was a very quirky little girl. She didn’t talk much, was curious, and was very shy. She didn’t seem like the type of have many friends wh [...]

    • Alex Bennett says:

      When I decided to read this book, it was because it looked short and cute, yet a little creepy. Well, that was exactly what it was, yet very different than what I was expecting.Noh was a really quirky and fun protagonist, who I connected to easily and quickly. She is smart, strong, and independent and doesn’t let others make many decisions for her. Though she doesn’t meet many people in this book, the friends she meets are fun to read and all have unique personalities- whether they be alive [...]

    • Danyela D'Angelo says:

      I really love the book Among the Ghosts because it is really exciting, scary, and you don't know what will happen on the next page. The book is Mystery and Fiction because there are ghosts and things that can't really happen in real life involved in it. The author of the book is Amber Benson. The book is about a girl named Noh and her aunt, Clara who moved to New Newbridge Academy, and along with kids at Noh's new school there's ghosts. Most people can't see them, but she can. Her and Hullie, he [...]

    • Annette Fuller says:

      What a delightful middle grade novel. I think I was right in expecting Amber Benson to be good at writing middle grade. I found this one more enjoyable in some ways than The Witches of Echo Park.That isn’t to say there aren’t some things that snagged my attention. There are a couple times when our protagonist transitions a little too quickly from plucky heroine to scared child. And there are some plot holes that are noticeable enough to make me wonder if there are meant to be more books in t [...]

    • Doris says:

      Noh (short for Noleen) is an unusual child, in that, being transported off to her Aunt when her Father has to travel for work, goes along to the destination selected, but when her Auntie is not at home, decides to travel to the home of her other Aunt instead. This second Aunt, Sarah, is young and pretty -and a schoolteacher. But oh, what a place she teaches at! The New Newbridge Academy is a boarding school with a strange vibe, including but not limited to the fact that there appear to be childr [...]

    • Jenny says:

      Probably a 2.5There are some pretty harsh reviews out thereI think they are a little extremeYou just have to imagine you are 10 again.The book is visually appealing, the artwork was interesting, and I found myself following the ants on each pagel of which kids will enjoy.The story is okay. The first half is better, as the plot gets a bit convoluted in the back half. Nothing special here thougharacters are a bit flat, writing often seems a bit disjointed, and there are definitely some holes in th [...]

    • Jan says:

      3 1/2 stars. Noh is spending the summer with her aunt, at the boarding school where her aunt is a teacher and where Noh will be attending as a student in the Fall. The campus is very quiet and empty so Noh goes exploring. After a while she meet a strange girl in an old dormitory that had been almost destroyed by fire and never rebuilt. Soon she sees some other kids and discovers that they are ghosts. Noh becomes friends with the ghostly kids but something is happening to the ghosts at the school [...]

    • Marianne Connelly says:

      Title: Among the Ghosts Author: Benson,AmberPub. AladdinYear:2010Noleen-Anne Harris Morgan Maypother, better know as Noh, when Noh's entomologist father is looking for specimens in the Appalachians, Nohis sent to boarding school at the New Newbridge Academy, which is a strange and gothic place. Noh as certain powers that let her see and speak to ghost. A fire in one of the dorms years before killed some of the students, who now haunted the school. Noh is the only one who can see and hear them. I [...]

    • Sarah Crawford says:

      A very good book which includes drawings. Noh is going to attend a certain school and is there before classes start. One wing of the school has been burned down and so, naturally, she explores it and finds out she can see ghosts.The problem begins when the ghosts seem to start disappearing and none of the other ghosts know what happened to them. This leads to an almost insane physics teacher, an invention that is involved with the ghosts disappearances, lots and lots of ants, and an attack on No [...]

    • Eden says:

      Noh moves in with her aunt at New Newbridge Academy. The school is different and has a strange history, but Noh likes it and feels at home there.But Noh learns something strange about herself: She can see ghosts and something not good is going on at the Academy.The book kept me interested and I did like it somewhat, but definitely didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.I don't think it is a bad book, but there is just something missing that I can't seem to put my finger on right now. I jus [...]

    • Lori says:

      Picked this one up on a lark because of the cover. IT WAS FUN! It is a children/junior book but i loved it. And was really surprised that it was written by a former Buffy the vamp series co-star (which i loved---yeah cheesy, but isn't that was the best part of it!!)Anyway, check it out it is a really quick read and fun. Going to check out the rest in the seriesi hope there are more ;)

    • Douglas Cootey says:

      Cute book. Imaginative. Leads up to a sequel. If you like books with chatty narratives, you'll like this one. Personally, I would have preferred less "My evil character just wants you to know that it's super, wicked evil" type chapters. Less telling; more showing. But then the book wouldn't have read like a bedtime story, which seemed to be the effect Benson was going for.

    • Jill says:

      Would you like to be able to see and talk to ghosts?! Then this is the book for you. For Noh Maypother, this new ability comes in handy when she ends up having to spend the summer at the boarding school she will be attending in the fall. She makes friends with the ghosts in residence and then has to solve a mystery when they start disappearing, one by one.

    • Cassandra says:

      When I first started this book I didn't think that it would be able to hold my interest because it was a Childs book and I was reading it to be sure my daughter understood what she was reading. Much to my surprise I really enjoyed this story and can't wait until my daughter and I can share the next book. I also have to say I thought this book was well constructed for young readers.

    • Jamie says:

      This book was listed for ages 8-12. I picked it out as a read-aloud book for me and my daughter. The word choices are way too challenging for an 8 year old. Also, the sentence structures just seemed odd. I would not recommend this for the 8-12 age group. One job of a book is to encourage the love or reading, this book only discouraged.

    • Jes says:

      Fantastic 9-12 book. A little mystery, a little science, a little of the paranormal and a smart girl. Love that it does not talk down to its audience and manages to create a nice air of wonder around it. Has a hopefulness and intelligence to it like Charles de Lint's teen books. It is definitively approved for my niece's reading!

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