Olive and the Backstage Ghost by Michelle Schusterman

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This is the story of Olive - who loves to sing, but finds herself gripped by stage fright, especially with her ghastly, overbearing mother breathing down her neck with expectations. When she flunks a big audition for the school show, Olive wanders among the glittering, enticing theaters - and comes upon Maudeville, a fascinating old theater with so many secrets, run by the grand-dame of show business, Maude Devore. Offered the opportunity of a lifetime, Olive is gradually sucked into a story of darkness and fear, where the bright lights of Maudeville conceal a shifting world of ghosts . . . .

Title : Olive and the Backstage Ghost
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ISBN : 1606846167
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Ms. rated it ★★★☆☆

July 17, 2017

Copy provided by the publisher Olive is okay with going to auditions and attending a theater camp, but has a history of being stricken with stage fright in the presence of her mother. Her mother was a child star and did quite well until she lost her ability to sing, and she is bound and determined...

Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

August 20, 2017

Olive Preiss is haunted in more ways than one. For one thing, she desperately misses her father who died before the book begins. For another thing, she suffers from low self-esteem due to her mother's constant belittling of her; in fact, she jokes that it isn't stage fright that plagues her but m...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

August 09, 2017

Olive has lost her father. Her mother is critical of Olive when she's has stage fright for her audition and can't sing. She runs off the stage and goes outside. Her mother is angry at Olive. Why? Olive doesn't feel close to her mother at all since her father died. She discovers a beautiful theate...

Bethany rated it ★★★★★

August 30, 2017

OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST is a middle grade horror/ghost story that is full of suspense. Olive loves to sing, but usually clams up on stage thanks to her overbearing mom. With her dad dead, Olive feels like her walls are closing in. After freezing up during an audition for theater camp, she e...

Courtney rated it ★★★☆☆

August 17, 2017

Olive is a natural performer but has issues of being on stage in front of others. She has lost her dad in the last year and does not have a very good relationship with her mother, who expects too much from Olive since she was a performer in the past. She finds solace on the stage of an old yet be...

Liz rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2017

Olive has a dream. She wants to perform on a stage just like her famous mother. But when her mom is around, she just seems to freeze. Olive is auditioning for a summer camp and her mother’s presence throws her off. Humiliated, Olive rushes off the stage and out of the theatre. When she stops runni...

Misti rated it ★★★☆☆

September 10, 2017

Olive has the worst Stage Mother imaginable: a former star who lost her voice and is trying to relive her glory days through her daughter. When Olive flees a disastrous audition, she finds herself in a mysterious old theatre, and is offered a part in the show there by the glamorous owner of the b...

Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

August 07, 2017

This was a pretty dark read and I don't think the marketing of it indicates just how dark it is. The title and the cover both make it seem like a pretty innocuous tale, but there is murder and child neglect and hints at suicide and very malevolent spirits. I don't object to dark stories for kids;...

Cara rated it ★★★★☆

June 09, 2017

This was a book that I picked based purely on the publisher and the age range, so I knew nothing going in. It ended up being deliciously creepy. There was never a moment that was really scary, it just had a 'something's not quite right' vibe. I was never quite sure what was going to happen next,...

Dani rated it ★★★★★

September 18, 2017

Wonderful book with just a pinch of suspense.

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