A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander

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Read A Properly Unhaunted Place Online Free - From National Book Award–winning author William Alexander comes a wryly humorous story about two kids who try to save their town by bringing back its ghosts.

Rosa Ramona Díaz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot—the only ghost-free town in the world. She doesn’t want to be there. She doesn’t understand how her mother—a librarian who specializes in ghost-appeasement—could possibly want to live in a place with no ghosts. Frankly, she doesn’t understand why anyone would.

Jasper Chevalier has always lived in Ingot. His father plays a knight at the local Renaissance Festival, and his mother plays the queen. Jasper has never seen a ghost, and can’t imagine his un-haunted town any other way. Then an apparition thunders into the festival grounds and turns the quiet town upside down.

Something otherworldly is about to be unleashed, and Rosa will need all her ghost appeasement tools—and a little help from Jasper—to rein in the angry spirits and restore peace to Ingot before it’s too late.

Title : A Properly Unhaunted Place
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ISBN : 1481469150
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 pages


Susan rated it ★★★★★

July 01, 2017

Guys, I got an ARC of A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander at ALA and I just read the whole thing in a day. It’s perfect. It comes out August 22, and you should probably preorder it now. Rosa Diaz and her mother are first appeasement specialists but they’ve just moved to the only unhaun...

Melissa rated it ★★★☆☆

May 07, 2017

Rosa is comforted by the presence of ghosts and the creaks of old spirits moving in a new haunt; paranormal activity is actually quite normal for everyone, especially for the daughter of the world's greatest Ghost Appeasement Specialist. What, then, is she supposed to do in the only unhanuted tow...

Alyssa rated it ★★★★★

August 25, 2017

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher at ALA Annual 2017. This is an honest review.* A Properly Unhaunted Place is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. It’s a cute middle grade book where ghosts roam freely with people, and the living observe rituals to keep them hap...

Michal rated it ★★★☆☆

September 03, 2017

It was okay. Could have been better.

Kim rated it ★★★★☆

July 01, 2017

Fun, fast-paced, and well-written with clever, thorough worldbuilding. I would very much enjoy seeing more of Rosa, Jasper, and the ghost-saturated world they live in.

Mark rated it ★★★★☆

August 31, 2017

My name is Rosa, and I'm so ticked at my mom for bringing us to this small town of Ingot. She's the best appeasement specialist in the world, but this town is probably the only one without a single ghost! It's BORING here! That is until the huge mountain lion with the antlered deer skull charged...

Corinne rated it ★★★★☆

July 22, 2017

Really delightful. An alternate universe in which ghosts populate every town, and because books are links to both the past and information, librarians are "appeasement specialists" who work on getting the ghosts of the past to interact peaceably with life in the present. Except in Ingot, the only...

Ahna rated it ★★★★★

September 24, 2017

As an adult reading this book, I reveled in the warm nostalgia of my 11 year-old-self finding an exceptional read. This book is fantastic. Buy it for your kid but don't skip out on reading it yourself. It's a delightful story that keeps you highly engaged, teaches you something new, conjures empa...

Amanda rated it ★★★★☆

September 11, 2017

Alexander does a brilliant job of taking an idea that you know so well (haunted library--been there, done that, and yawn) and then spinning it sideways (Latina librarian hired to deal specially with the ghosts and training her daughter how to do this too in an everyday world FULL of ghosts), and...

Beth rated it ★★★★☆

September 19, 2017

A delightful story! I very much enjoyed the main characters; Rosa because she was confident and smart, and Jasper because he was willing to push himself and try new things. The idea that everything is (and should be) haunted made the story less spooky and more thoughtful. Middle grade readers wil...

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