On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave
"Positively tailor-made for reading—or reading aloud—by flashlight," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author, Candace Fleming, gives teen and older tween readers ten ghost stories sure to send chills up their spines. Set in White Cemetery, an... show more
"Positively tailor-made for reading—or reading aloud—by flashlight," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author, Candace Fleming, gives teen and older tween readers ten ghost stories sure to send chills up their spines. Set in White Cemetery, an actual graveyard outside Chicago, each story takes place during a different time period from the 1860's to the present, and ends with the narrator's death. Some teens die heroically, others ironically, but all due to supernatural causes. Readers will meet walking corpses and witness demonic posession, all against the backdrop of Chicago's rich history—the Great Depression, the World's Fair, Al Capone and his fellow gangsters.
Publish date: July 10th 2012
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Ghost Stories
, Short Stories
This was a cute collection of creepy stories that was very well-framed. I love the idea of a frame story, and having one that works as its own story as well as a frame story was a nice surprise--I was expecting it to simply be the first of the stories in the book. There is a wide range of timefr...
Wow!! What a great book for middle graders and teens!! These short stories are weaved together with the overall story of narrator. Such wonderful variety, amazingly all written by the same author. Each short story is tole in the first person by a different ghost. I loved every story and found myself...
One night, after midnight, Mike is out driving and he's going too fast. Suddenly, there is a girl in the road. He puts on his brakes just in time and soon finds out she needs a ride home.He takes there, but she quickly disappears and leaves her tennis shoes behind. He takes them up to her house and ...
Were you a fan of Goosebumps or the Twilight Zone? Then On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave is the book for you. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book. I was kind of expecting something really morbid. I mean the stories are about the day these teens died. But, it was surprisingl...
The different stories in this book were interesting. One of the stories about the insane aslyum ended abruptly and I think that so much more could have been done with that topic. Edgar's story was by far the creepiest and Tracy's was the coolest. Lily;s story was really sad (She lost her love Collin...