Book Title: GHOSTING
Author: Edith Pattou
Category: Children's
Publisher: Skyscape

On a hot summer night in a midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims—with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive.

Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic free verse and stream of consciousness, this is an unforgettable, haunting tale.

ISBN: 978-1477847749
Price: $16.99
CopyrightDate: 2014


“Eight teens’ fates intertwine and recombine in the aftermath of a prank gone very wrong…[Ghosting is] a novel in verse…engaging.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Pattou’s deliberate attentiveness to character maturation, along with familial ties that bind and strain, strengthen this skillful portrayal of teen wrongheadedness at a most vulnerable moment."


“This swift, free-verse page-turner…[is] recommended for reluctant readers given the book’s realistic portrayal of a Midwestern town, the lyrical narrative, and the readily relatable protagonists.”

School Library Journal