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...

Heidi rated it ★★★★★

October 30, 2017

So many fantasy novels these days are thick and detailed. This is great for avid readers, but makes it challenging for fantasy-loving reluctant readers. So, I am delighted to be able to highly recommend this less than 200 page fantasy. Rosa and Jasper make for delightful main characters who are f...

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...

Brandy rated it ★★★☆☆

February 09, 2018

A fun, quick read about kids who have to save their town from a malevolent ghost. This is one of those MG books where the adults can't do what needs to be done and the kids rise to the occasion. It takes place in a world where hauntings or normal except in this one town. The mystery revolves arou...

Melissa rated it ★★★☆☆

November 22, 2017


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...

Turrean rated it ★★★★☆

October 30, 2017

All you need to know is that this book has librarians that communicate with ghosts. Done. I did not care for the illustrations, which were on the cartoon-y side, and thus not a perfect match for the descriptive, lyrical text. Like this: “He pushed his goofball approximation of old chivalry right t...

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...

Kusaimamekirai rated it ★★★★☆

October 19, 2017

Preeminent “ghost appeasement” specialists Athena Diaz and her 11 year old daughter Rosa have moved to the small town of Ingot to start their new life watching for ghosts in the local library. Their job isn’t to banish ghosts (this is a horribly cruel thing to do and is always unsuccessful) but...

Jessica rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2018

*Actual Rating 4.5/5 stars* This was such a fun, fast-paced adventure! Libraries, diverse main characters, ghosts... this book has it all! The whole concept of library appeasement specialists felt fresh and original. I just loved the premise and how the plot unfolded, as well as the deeper message...

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