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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (486 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helen Stringer Narrator: Helen Stringer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spellbinder Series Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9780307745705
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Belladonna Johnson can see ghosts. It’s a trait she’s inherited from her mother’s side of the family, like blue eyes or straight hair. And it’s a trait she could do without, because what twelve-year-old wants to be caught talking to someone invisible?

It is convenient, though, after Belladonna’s parents are killed in a car accident. They can live with her the same as always, watching the same old TV shows in their same old house. Nothing has changed . . . until everything changes.

One night, with no warning, they vanish into thin air—along with every other ghost in the world. It’s what some people think ghosts are supposed to do, but Belladonna knows it’s all wrong. They may not be living, but they’re not supposed to be gone.

With the help of her classmate Steve, a master of sneaking and spying, Belladonna is left to uncover what’s become of the spirits and to navigate a whole world her parents have kept well-hidden. If she can’t find her way, she’ll lose them again—this time for good.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/25/2014

    " I love reading a new book and hoping it's a series. A fun read. A great example of why I enjoy young adult/juvenile fantasy so much. Loved the characters. Love the idea of the story. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/24/2014

    " Possible sequel to this one; would they just leave us hanging?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/22/2014

    " Belladonna Johnson is an unusual 12-year-old: she can see and talk to ghosts, like her parents, who died in a car crash, and Mr. Baxter (Dr. Ashe) who owned the laundromat, and Elsie who died on the school's tennis courts. It makes life uncomfortable for her, because she is caught between being rude to ghosts by ignoring them and being thought crazy because it seems that she talks to to herself. However, when all of the ghosts that populate Belladonna's world disappear, she learns how important their presence is. She a classmate, Steve, and Elsie face many dangers in their attempt to find out what is causing the ghosts to disappear and to stop it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy-Lou Who | 1/17/2014

    " I read this book when I was eleven and I loved it. It's an excellent book about a girl that can see ghosts and can travel between the two worlds of ghosts and humans. A force most evile is messing things up between the worlds and Belladonna tries to stop it. I can't remember exactly what happend, it was a while ago, but I absolutely loved this book and all my friends agree that it's an excellent read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anaya Belton | 1/14/2014

    " I read the first few chapters... and I hated it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aurora Taylor | 1/11/2014

    " I liked it. It was better than I expected. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/6/2014

    " Oh, yes. It's another random book I picked up to listen to at work. The criteria for a work audiobook? Be on the returns shelf when I come in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bri | 12/31/2013

    " Just as good as it's sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenan Weidmer | 12/25/2013

    " Where to begin?! I LOVED this book! It was so totally fabulous! I couldn't put it down! The characters were awesome, the plot was exciting and gripping, and I loved every amazing twist =D I HIGHLY recommend this novel, and cannot WAIT to read the sequel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/20/2013

    " An okay teen book. More amusing than some. Thought it was a stand-alone but, of course, there will be sequels. The heroine wasn't a beautiful waif and the boy is a friend and isn't desparately handsome and they don't lust after each other hopelessly and all that crap. Such a relief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jinnie | 12/18/2013

    " Rowling-esque juvenile lit book about a girl who sees ghosts, and then sees they've all gone missing. It's a page-turner! It remained a page-turner until the end, with the promise of sequels built into the storyline. I loved this book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aviline | 12/12/2013

    " So far it is boring! There is nothing more boring than this! Only now it gets interesting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 May | 12/2/2013

    " this book was so awesome! i started reading the second book after i finished it. i forgot when i read this book but i still remember reading it and loving it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleanor Kinsel | 10/25/2013

    " This book was soooo good I hope theres another one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lila | 10/1/2013

    " I guess middle grade fiction is just not for me. It was mildly interesting but just not something I would ever read again. But children might really like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette | 7/11/2013

    " This book started out as interesting in a "Ghost Whisperer" kind of way, but the story got lost along the way and didn't know what it wanted to be. The end is confusing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Athena | 5/25/2013

    " I couldnt finish this book and really couldnt get into it which was suprising because it sounded really good and creative. Too bad! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 5/10/2013

    " Very good. I have questions that weren't answered, but I get the feeling there will be more to come. I look forward to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 7/25/2012

    " This is a second read through for me and I think I appreciated it more the second time. A great ghost story with just the right creepy scary and action adventure to interest both boys and girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 6/7/2012

    " It was very suspenseful and the author had many creative ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/27/2011

    " I listened to the audio book and then recommended it to my 11year old son. We both enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 11/11/2011

    " This was a fun easy read. My older kids enjoyed listening to this in the car. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 natercopia | 5/21/2011

    " A promising synopsis but poor execution. Mildly interesting from the start, dropped drastically towards the end. I liked the idea but the style of writing and the story lose my interest halfway through the book. 2 and a half star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 5/6/2011

    " This was a fun easy read. My older kids enjoyed listening to this in the car. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isdlions | 2/4/2011

    " i recomend this book to girls who like fantesy, adventure and scary things. ilove this book because you always want to know what is going to happen next.
    megan "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 10/22/2010

    " Good book for people who love a weird adventure :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merry | 9/13/2010

    " This was a fun little fantasy/adventure story. I liked that the story had an actual end. It left room for a sequel of course but you are not left hanging at the end. Interesting premise as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 9/11/2010

    " There's nothing terrible about this book. But there's also nothing exceptional. Standard middle grade modern fantasy, with some bonus points for Britishness and the character of Elsie. But not much else. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/20/2010

    " This book started out as interesting in a "Ghost Whisperer" kind of way, but the story got lost along the way and didn't know what it wanted to be. The end is confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jinnie | 8/4/2010

    " Rowling-esque juvenile lit book about a girl who sees ghosts, and then sees they've all gone missing. It's a page-turner! It remained a page-turner until the end, with the promise of sequels built into the storyline. I loved this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liliana | 7/19/2010

    " I guess middle grade fiction is just not for me. It was mildly interesting but just not something I would ever read again. But children might really like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 6/5/2010

    " Three and a half stars. Fun and definitely enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 5/19/2010

    " Totally fun and creative and a little bit gothy. Seems like there will be a sequel, which i plan on reading. Fluffy and entertaining. "

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