The Ghosts of Ashbury High

By Moriarty, Jaclyn

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-0-54506-972-4
Publisher
Levine Scholastic


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2010

Gr 8 Up—This Australian author adds another volume to her sequence of novels centered around a private high school. When two mysterious new scholarship students begin their senior year at Ashbury High, suspicions arise. Amelia and Riley are clearly a couple with an unknown past, and Emily Thompson is determined to find out their secrets. Em is also convinced that there is a ghost haunting Ashbury, and with the (sometimes) help of her friends Lydia and Cassie, she makes the new couple and the ghost he...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Moriarty has found a winning formula for her thoroughly enjoyable, deceptively simple Ashbury High novels: she takes a clever, sophisticated epistolary format, adds sparkling, effervescent wit, and applies them to a mash-up of literary genres. Here she puts her eclectic cast of characters through the paces of gothic fiction and ghost story. Emily and Lydia (from The Year of Secret Assignments, re...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2010

As in <i>The Year of Secret Assignments</i>, Moriarty adds effervescent wit to a sophisticated epistolary format. Here Emily and Lydi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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