The Ghost of Graylock
Does an abandoned asylum hold the key to a frightful haunting?Everyone's heard the stories about Graylock Hall.It was meant to be a place of healing - a hospital where children and teenagers with mental disorders would be cared for and perhaps even cured. But something went wrong. Several young... show more
Does an abandoned asylum hold the key to a frightful haunting?Everyone's heard the stories about Graylock Hall.It was meant to be a place of healing - a hospital where children and teenagers with mental disorders would be cared for and perhaps even cured. But something went wrong. Several young patients died under mysterious circumstances. Eventually, the hospital was shut down, the building abandoned and left to rot deep in the woods.As the new kid in town, Neil Cady wants to see Graylock for himself. Especially since rumor has it that the building is haunted. He's got fresh batteries in his flashlight, a camera to document the adventure, and a new best friend watching his back.Neil might think he's prepared for what he'll find in the dark and decrepit asylum. But he's certainly not prepared for what follows him home. . . .Scary, suspenseful, and surprising, Dan Poblocki's latest ghost story will keep you turning pages deep into the dead of night.
Publish date: August 1st 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 258
Edition language: English
Many of my students at school were reading this book and conveying to me how creepy it was, so I had to read it. After reading it though, I have to say, I think it was more mysterious and adventurous than creepy. My students are 5th and 6th graders and I am a substitute teacher so I get a lot of boo...
Neil and his sister Bree are new in town. Since their father left, their mother has been slowly falling apart. She decided she "needed some time" so she sent the kids to stay with her sisters. Neil is looking for something to think about besides his mother maybe being crazy. So, when he hears the st...
I expected a bit more. More ghosts, more supernatural. Not something human. :(
This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between ClassesCover Impressions: This cover is super-creepy I love the image of the girl and the fact that her face is almost completely covered in shadow. The colors are reminiscent of the lake that plays such a large part in the story. The Gist: Ne...
Classic ghost story with some very atmospheric moments. It may not be original but the characters are likable and there were a few parts where I had to look up from my book because DID SOMETHING IN THE CORNER JUST MOVE?