Read The Girl with the Ghost Machine Online Free - What if a machine could bring back the ones we love? From New York Times bestseller Lauren DeStefano comes a captivating middle grade of loss, love and hope.
In this beautiful and poignant novel, acclaimed author Lauren DeStefano tells a story of love and loss, and what it means to say goodbye.
When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and neglected the living, and Emmaline is tired of feeling forgotten.
Nothing good has come from building the ghost machine, and Emmaline decides that the only way to bring her father back will be to make the ghost machine work…or destroy it forever.
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July 02, 2017
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The Girl with the Ghost Machine is an interesting story about a grieving girl who lost her mother to illness, and who is afraid she is losing her father to a machine that he is trying to build to bring her mothe...
May 04, 2017
Emmaline loses her mother to a sudden illness when she is ten and almost loses her father too. Her father becomes obsessed with creating a ghost machine to bring her mother back. His obsession results in a lack of care for Emmaline. Emmaline comes to resent the machine for the time it takes her f...
September 06, 2017
"And if someone was still close enough to hold on to, then you should hold on."
Another heartfelt, beautiful story from Lauren DeStefano!
Her middle grade books have become my automatic to-reads; after her first two stunning books this third one didn't disappoint. Her writing is magical...
May 08, 2017
Thanks for making me cry again, Lauren.
The master of middle grade grief stories strikes again with this tale of a girl on the verge of adolescence who has lost her mother, left with a father who is obsessed with bringing his wife back to life through a machine powered by electricity and memories....
June 29, 2017
Read in one sitting. Blubbering mess.
June 14, 2017
I'm so in love with all the middle grade books by Lauren. She has now published three, and I loved them all. So much. They are gorgeously written and have such heartbreaking and real stories. I'm so happy to say that I loved this newest one of hers so much too. Eee. Been waiting ages for it, and...
June 12, 2017
This is one of those middle grade books that I couldn't stop reading. I don't always get through those reads quickly and I'm not always sure what to expect when I start one, but I instantly found that I moved along this novel at a rapid pace and it wasn't because it was a short read but because t...
June 05, 2017
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I’m going to come right out and say that I found this book underwhelming and forgettable. I love the concept and how thought-provoking it was, but the characters were weak and I couldn’t connect to the story because of that.
Nothing about Emmaline’s...
April 20, 2017
Thank you to Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest review.
It was definitely one of the best I've read. It reminded me of Neil Gaimans' Coraline yet stands so beautifully on its own. The subject matter is tough and because of that I really felt as though I...
June 22, 2017
WOOWWW!!!!!! Probably one of the most gut wrenching books I have read in a long time. I read this pretty much in one sitting. I couldn't put it down and I couldn't stop crying. Such a beautiful story about losing loved and the possibility and temptation to see them again.