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Diary of a Part-Time Ghost (Ghosts & Shadows #1)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
In the first book of the 'Ghost & Shadows' series, fifteen-year old Ash wants nothing more than to be a normal kid and avoid trouble. And then his birthday gift transforms him into a ghost and zaps him back in time to the beginning of the American Revolution. If he thought that was bad, it's about to get a whole lot worse. Armed only with an ancient history book and th ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by CreateSpace
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Feb 24, 2017 Akiko rated it liked it
A fun light read about a teenage boy who is given a powerful book that takes him through time.
The pacing was a little slow for me.
Nov 08, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
I picked this book up because I've been on a bit of a ghostly kick lately and I wanted something that wasn't too dark and foreboding. Well, here we have a boy who can travel to the past and who, for all intents and purposes, *is* a ghost when he's there. Half of my bookish wants have now been crossed off. As for hoping it wouldn't be too dark and foreboding... Ash's sisters help lighten the mood whenever they pop in and Ash, himself, keeps things light as he tries to deal with all the weirdness ...more
A few months ago I was approached by the author Vered Ehsani on to review her book Diary of a Part-Time Ghost, and because I was had so many books on the go it wasn't until a week ago that I was finally able to read it.

I found the character Ash to be snarky and funny at the same time which I really liked. I also really liked BiBi, who is Ash's great aunt (if I remember correctly). I thought she was cute. Her advice to Ash throughout the book reminded me a lot of Yoda because she wa
Kayla Eklund
Dec 06, 2011 Kayla Eklund rated it liked it
Dairy of a Part-Time Ghost was a bit confusing at times, but otherwise it was a good read. The yellow eyed man, Kali, confused me quite a bit. I'm not sure when Ash's mom let someone in the house, if it was Kali, his reflection, or something else entirely that was also evil and looking for the book. Also, the veil confused me a little bit. Ash was told not to bring Kali in the veil, but when he did, nothing happened other than Kali's true self was revealed. Hopefully the second book in the serie ...more
Anna Dye
Jan 24, 2012 Anna Dye rated it really liked it
This tale is a very good portrayal of a boy who can travel between two worlds to be able to protect one of his relatives. It is written in the first person, is light, and develops with a good pace. He is also witty and easy to like, as are the other characters in this book.
The protagonist, a fifteen-year-old young man named Ash, has to survive for at least one more day the threat of an evil shadow and the mysterious book he received for his birthday. He has a repetitious dream that is telling h
Gayle Pace
May 27, 2013 Gayle Pace rated it it was amazing

This is a wonderful story that is very well written and will keep you interested. I know when I get finished I won't be disappointed in the least at the outcome. This book was pure enjoyment for me. I wish it had been longer so I am waiting to read WHERE SHADOWS DANCE.. The characters are very interesting and exciting. The author lets you be part of the story or at least you feel like you are. This book is not just for YA. It's a good story for the young and the young at heart. Who says t
Andy Angel
May 15, 2012 Andy Angel rated it it was amazing
Ash is disappointed when his Great Aunt, gives him an old book for his birthday - but it turns out to be more important than he'd ever expected!
This entertaining YA novel starts a series (the follow on book - Where Shadows Dance - is available now) that has a lot of promise for young and old readers alike. Ash finds he can use the book to travel, ghostlike, into the past and finds himself back around the time of the Boston Tea Party. I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say the action
Lindsey Lang
Sep 23, 2011 Lindsey Lang marked it as to-read
cool, just got this book in the mail today, had NO idea i even won it, i love that!!!!
John Rykken
Aug 15, 2011 John Rykken rated it really liked it
Ash Chandari has problems. On top of homework and dealing with his irritating younger sisters, he’s been seeing things in the shadows, hearing voices, and having disturbing dreams about his own death. When his Great Aunt Bibi arrives out of the blue, gives him the mysterious Book of History and tells him, “It’s time,” Ash thinks he might get some answers. Instead, as the pages turn and as Aunt Bibi offers enigmatic advice, Ash finds himself whisked through time to the American Revolution, where ...more
Carole Cohen
Jun 01, 2011 Carole Cohen rated it it was amazing
So far, I am really enjoying this delightful story. It is witty, well written and has me intrigued in the direction the story is taking me.
I have no doubt as I venture further into the novel, I won't be disappointed in the out come.

I enjoyed reading Diary of a Part-Time Ghost.I hated it to come to an end.I found the book to be exciting,witty and well written.The author succeeds on taking the reader on an adventure where one meets her delightful characters.I hated for the story to come to an en
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Jun 06, 2011 Nan Hawthorne rated it liked it
Charming, quirky and rather heartening. YA novel.
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I've been a writer since I could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer than I care to admit. I live in Kenya with my family and other animals. When I'm not writing, I pretend to work as an environmental consultant.

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