Sunday, June 10, 2012

On The Day I Died by Candace Fleming

Amazon / Goodreads

Blurb via Goodreads

"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"

I am a huge fan of  Urban Legends and Ghost stories so this was a fantastically spooky read. I loved how the author presented the stories, a few were familiar, however they were written well. This is a perfect "around the campfire" read and a great way to introduce ghost stories to the middle grader or high schooler. The authors note explaining her inspiration was a good addition to the book.

Great read! 5 out of 5 stars

Special Thanks to Random House Children's Books and Netgalley for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.

2 comments:

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Anna said...

Ooohhh! New ghost stories sound fun.