The Ghosts of Ashbury High
This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High who have transferred to Ashbury High for their final year. They've been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night, and sleep through school all day. And Ashbury can't get enough of them.Everyone's... show more
This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High who have transferred to Ashbury High for their final year. They've been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night, and sleep through school all day. And Ashbury can't get enough of them.Everyone's trying to get their attention; even teachers are dressing differently, trying to make their classes more interesting. Everyone wants to be cooler, tougher, funnier, hoping to be invited into their cool, self-contained world.But they don't know that all Amelia can think about is her past -- an idyllic time before she ran away from home. Riley thinks he's losing her to the past, maybe even to a place further back in time. He turns to the students of Ashbury for help, and things get much, much worse.In the tradition of the gothic novel, this is a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, passion, locked doors, femmes fatales, and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realise that the future's come to get you.
Publish date: June 1st 2010
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
Series: Ashbury/Brookfield (#4)
The Ghosts of Ashbury high Review Characters: These characters (save for Riley and amelia) are all from Jacly moriarty's other books as this takes place in yr 12. Emily, cass, lyd and a few others 6 in total. One character named toby is ANNOYING!( for the first part come part 3 and four he is ...
Sorry about that, but this style of writing is simply not for me. Everyone else seems enamoured but apparently either I am incredibly old fashioned and out of it, or older than the target audience and more demanding of a cohesive, non-cobbled-together format. I do admit however that for those who ...
This is the fourth (and as far, as I know, final) Ashbury/Brookfield novel. It can be read completely independently of the others, but as many of the characters in this book were introduced in previous books in the series, it may be more enjoyable if you've read at least Finding Cassie Crazy and/or ...
I know I'm the odd one out here. There was enough to be engaging here, in stuttering bursts - but I felt it was desperately screaming out for an unshrinking editor. There is definitely the bones of an absolutely glorious 300-page three (or mmmaybe four)-points-of-view book somewhere in this dragging...