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KidsRead: ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
Wednesday October 8, 2014
For this KidsRead event, we welcomed Tonya Hurley, 35 10th grade students from Erasmus Hall H.S., and 40 11th grade students from The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women.
About ghostgirl (Little, Brown and Company)
Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and
then one day she really is.
Even worse: she's dead. And all because of a guy and a gummy bear.
In this satirical yet heartfelt novel, Tonya Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.
Tonya Hurley's first novel, ghostgirl, which is now also available in paperback, was an instant best seller and has received starred reviews from the literary publications Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, VOYA and School Library Journal. Her second book in the series, ghostgirl Homecoming, was featured on Ace of Cakes along with Harry Potter and was released July 1, 2009. ghostgirl Lovesick, the third book in the series, was released on July 12, 2010. Her latest project is the Blessed trilogy, the first book of which is titled Precious Blood and the second Passionaries. Tonya is a New York Times bestselling author.