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School Spirit (Suddenly Supernatural #1)

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School Spirit
Kat’s mother is a medium, and not the kind that fits between small and large; she sees spirits and communicates with them.  And, even worse, Kat has just discovered that she can see spirits, too. Now it’s up to Kat and her best friend, Jac, to help a spirit trapped in their school cross over successfully. The question is, can they do it without having to swit
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Published February 10th 2009 by Listening Library (first published January 1st 2008)
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Caroline She wants Kat to bring her aunt (and flute teacher) to the school so the teacher can hear her play one last time, so she can let go of her sadness and…moreShe wants Kat to bring her aunt (and flute teacher) to the school so the teacher can hear her play one last time, so she can let go of her sadness and guilt. She also wants Kat to help Kat's friend Jac get through her block so Jac will start playing the cello again.(less)

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Betsy
Apr 29, 2008 Betsy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I’m on a plane ride from Seattle to New York and wouldn’t you know it but I don’t bring enough books to read. Under normal circumstances I have a problem with overstocking my purse with reading material. This time the opposite is true. So I pull out anything I happen to have on hand, and most of it is simply terrible. I’m alternating between bad crazy books and bad depressing books in an effort to simply make the time go faster when I remember that a literary agent I know, who happens to be t ...more
Mia Prasetya
Sebagai remaja, tanpa adanya hantu-hantuan dan ibunya yang berprofesi sebagai cenayang, hidup Kat sudah penuh dengan masalah. Kat bukan gadis yang termasuk gadis populer malah cenderung menjadi bulan-bulanan kumpulan ‘mean girls’ di sekolahnya.

Kemampuan melihat hantu mulai muncul saat ia berusia 13 tahun, mau diabaikan salah, mau terus terang kepada ibunya Kat juga masih pikir-pikir. Tapi di saat hantu perempuan berkepang dua dengan seragam sekolah butut kerap muncul di perpustakaan sekolah, Kat
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The Library Lady
Nov 08, 2008 The Library Lady rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There have been a batch of these books lately. You know--girl discovers her incredible psychic powers and begins solving mysteries. Usually there's a kooky but wise relative with similar powers, or a quirky shop that she works in, and usually a cute boy to fall in love with.

Luckily, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel is a deft writer and her book stands on its own merits. Her characters are younger than usual--they're in 7th grade, so the boy angle isn't in play--at least not in this first volume. There are
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E. Anderson
Seventh grade is hard enough, but when you're already struggling to find your niche in the popular crowd, it certainly doesn't http://www.goodreads.com/review/edit/... for the cool kids to find out that your mom is a Medium. But the reality for Kat is that nothing escapes the eyes of Shoshanna, Brooklyn and their omnipresent "Satellite Girls," so she's just about ready to exile herself into the seventh circle of social ineptitude. But then she makes friends with the new "Cello Girl," Jac, so-cal ...more
Truly
Mar 05, 2011 Truly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Waduhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Berurusan dengan makhluk dari alam lain merupakan hal terakhir yang ingin kulakuan.
Sepertinya bukan rahasia lagi jika aku paling takut dengan mayat.
karena bagiku mayat mengeluarkan "hawa" yang membuatku tidak nyaman
Suatu saat aku nyaris pingsan di bemo saat melihat seseorang ikut menangisi sosok yang terbujur kaku di hadapannya. si mayat merupakan korban tabrakan. Seperti sinetron mendadak angin bertiup dan membuat koran yang men
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Syifa
May 12, 2012 Syifa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Judul : Suddenly Supernatural, Arwah Di Sekolah
Pengarang : Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Penerjemah : Barokah Ruziati
Penyunting : Ida Wajdi
Penyelaras Aksara : Fenty Nadia
Pewajah Isi : Aniza
ISBN : 978-979-024-467-2
Penerbit : Atria an imprint of PT Serambi Ilmu Semesta Jln. Kenang Timur Raya No. 16, Jakarta 12730
Cetakan 1 : Februari 2011

Buku ini menceritakan anak dari seorang medium,Kat –tokoh utama novel ini- mempunyai ibu yang seorang medium, itu loh, yang bisa menghubungkan para arwah dari dunia sana d
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Bethany Ainsworth
I remember reading this book in the seventh-eighth grade. I forgot the title of the book and then weeks later, I was scrolling through the books that I might've enjoyed. I saw this book and remembered 'hey, that's the book that I remembered when I was in middle school.' Unfortunately, the rest of the books weren't in my classroom library.

Anyway, this book was written for middle schoolers, and I happen to be a eighteen year old.

I happen to understand living in haunted houses. I'm not a medium, so
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Raven
Mar 12, 2011 Raven rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lightread, novel
Kat hidup berdua saja dengan ibunya di sebuah rumah yang sering diterangi lilin, hawanya tidak menentu, dan terkadang terdengar bunyi-bunyian aneh. Kat sudah terbiasa dengan kondisi rumah itu karena ibu Kat adalah seorang medium. Beliau membantu orang-orang dengan menghubungi arwah orang terdekat yang sudah meninggal. Buat Kat yang ingin mengalami kehidupan normal di sekolah, profesi ibunya harus dirahasiakan karena ia tidak ingin menjadi 'orang buangan'. Sayangnya, gadis paling populer di sekol ...more
Mery
Jul 26, 2011 Mery rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: punya
Peringatan: jangan dibaca di kala malam. Jangan dibaca kalau kau penakut atau baru saja mengalami kejadian supernatural di rumah sendiri. di rumah orang lain. atau di mana sajalah pokoknya.

Yah itu yang terjadi sama aku. Awal-awal baca buku ini ada kejadian aneh di rumahku. Ga usah diceritainlah gimana. Ntar OOR-out of review. *ngasal*

Kat adalah murid SMP yang punya ibu seorang medium. Medium di sini bukan ukuran baju. Tapi maksudnya semacam penengah/perantara antara arwah dan manusia. Pekerjaan
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In middle school you want to fit in, you know, blend in with the crowd. Fitting in was anything but easy for Kat. Her mother was a medium and the kids at school teased her about it to no end. Before long, Kat herself realized that she too had the gift for speaking with spirits. Her only real friend was Jac, another school misfit who lost her ability to play the cello.

I really liked Kat as a main character. She was just a normal girl who happened to be able to speak with spirits. Since Kat
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadToo.com

Dead people are ruining Kat's life.

Seventh grade is hard enough, but when your mom is a medium and calls up spirits that then invade the house, inviting people over and trying to make friends is not easy.

Things get worse when Kat herself starts to see spirits. She doesn't want to be a medium and isn't sure she's cut out for communicating with the dead. Plus, Kat's afraid that her family's dark secret will jeopardize her newfo
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Dominique
Jan 05, 2010 Dominique rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book is about a preteen named Katherine who has just discovered that she can see ghosts like her mother!After being haunted by a ghosts named Suzanne Bennis Katherine(Kat for short)and her best friend Jaquilene it's time to lead this ghost to the light and get it to crossover,but they soon realize that this ghost isn't who she appears to be.......

My opinion is to stay on a subject instead of changing them,because there were tons of parts where i was lost and im sure other people are having
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Andi Rahmat
Oct 31, 2015 Andi Rahmat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
life as someone who can see ghosts is not easy , as experienced Kat. All changed when she met Jac who then took on supernatural issues (a roaming ghost girl in the library that were associated with Jac) which ultimately forces the protagonist to solve the problems associated with the ghost.

Typically an interesting book, although not so scary. I could finish reading this book in 2 days . issue closed with quite interesting. In the end is still a problem or mystery that may be associated with the
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Katrina
May 25, 2015 Katrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hard-copies
I loved this so much. I remember really liking it when I read it in middle school, and I"m glad my feelings haven't changed for it. There were certain things about Kat that bothered me, like how much she cared about being popular and cool, but I do think that's relevent to how some kids in middle school thing, so I'm not letting it deter my rating any. I had no idea this was part of a series, but now that I do I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the books.
Ronda
I started this one at about 11:00 p.m. and finished it up in the wee hours of the morning. Why? I didn't want to put it down. I'm getting too old to do that, but I really liked this story. More later when I'm not so sleep deprived!

I'd recommend this one to any students who like ghost stories, paranormal twists, or mysteries with both of the other elements. Bonus? There's a sequel!
Renee M
Terrific opening novels for an intermediate reader series. Just the right amount of humor and suspense. Told from Kat's POV, Suddenly Supernatural is a complete story but sets the stage well for the rest of the series.
Pinto
Oct 10, 2014 Pinto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect ending!!! Makes me want to read the second book.
Khairunisa Putri
Apr 15, 2013 Khairunisa Putri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: punya, terjemahan, teens, horor
Aku rasa aku bisa saja bertindak tegas. Aku bisa mengatakan pada ibuku bahwa dia mengahancurkan hidupku, melukaiku secara emosional selama tahun-tahun awal remaja yang sangat penting, dan hampir menjamin bahwa aku akan menjalani tahun-tahun penuh terapi di masa mendatang. Aku bisa saja mengatakan semua itu. Aku bisa menutut supaya dia melupakan jati dirinya selama lima atau sepuluh tahun kedepan, belajar sedikit soal MTV, membaca terbitan cosmo sesekali, pokoknya menyesuaiakan diri dengan zaman ...more
Jennifer Fou
Apr 17, 2014 Jennifer Fou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's novel, Suddenly Supernatural, is set in a school library where the main character, Kat, sees a spirit and must find out what the spirit wants in order to set it free. Kat is not just an ordinary teen. Her mom is a medium ( a person who sees spirits and communicates with them) and ever since Kat turned thirteen, she started seeing spirits two. One day while she was in the library with her new friend, Jac, some strange things kept happening like the same book kept falling o ...more
Jenna
Kat’s mother is a medium who conducts her business from their home. It’s not uncommon for the temperature to drop twenty degrees in a few seconds because a ghost has shown up. Unfortunately, this exact thing happens when a popular girl is at Kat’s house for a school project. Kat was new at her school in the middle of last year and she still hasn’t found her niche. She’s hoping to impress Shoshanna and find some new friends, but one visit to Kat’s house makes it clear that isn’t going to happen.

T
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Amanda Carpenter
I have been going through a phase lately of reading a great deal of juvenile fiction. I don't know what got me started into this realm other than my niece introducing me to The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne in June. I have been finding many books in the juvenile fiction section at the local libraries in my county and the county in which my boyfriend works that look so good I just can't keep myself from reading them. I really have been enjoying this trip I have been taking into juv ...more
Devina
Bisa dibilang buku ini aku selesaikan dalam "one sitting" tidak sampai 2 jam.. Yang bisa berarti buku ini bener2 menarik buat terus dibaca.. Karna jujur, aku ini tipe pembaca yang gampang bosan.. Mudah meninggalkan buku yang sudah aku baca separuh, tanpa tau kapan akan aku lanjutkan lagi..

Kembali lagi ke buku ini. Jujur, ceritanya bener2 fresh buat aku.. Dibeberapa bagian cerita, aku teringat dengan Mediator Series nya Meg Cabot, karna kedua buku ini kurang lebih sejenis, meski ga 100% sama, tap
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April
What a great book for kids who are into ghosts and paranormal reads!! This is also a terrific book for helping kids who are a little different accept themselves! Because “In reality there is no normal. Normal is something people have agreed to invent so we have something to compare ourselves to. Normal should be the least of your worries.”, what a great lesson to teach kids!!

The whole book is from Kat's POV, she has a slightly quirky outlook for a thirteen year old. I really enjoyed her narrativ
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Allison
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody Suddenly Supernatural: School Spirit, 316 pgs. Little Brown and Company; Language~G, Sexual Content~G; Violence~G
Kat thought she was a normal teenager until she started seeing them. Yes, like that kid in the movie, Kat sees dead people. She is a medium. It began soon after she turned thirteen. Her mother also is a medium, practicing out of their home. At school, those who know about her mother taunt Kat relentlessly. At the head of this group is Brooklyn, one of the queen
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Kat’s life has always been different. After all, there aren’t that many seventh grade girls who come home from school while their mother is helping someone reconnect with a lost loved one. On top of her mother being a medium, Kat was also still the new kid at school, until Jac, the cellist, came along a month ago.

Then again, that would all be easy to manage if she hadn’t developed psychic powers of her own when she turned
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Mikayla
Oct 20, 2011 Mikayla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: deteive-fiction
I love this book. It is amazing. I am reading “suddenly supernatural”. By Elizabeth kimmel.. It’s a mystery book. If I could be a charter it would be Kat because of her gift she has which is … she can see dead people. Kat can see dead people because her mom is a Medium and the gift is past down to Kat. Kat also doesn’t want it .Kat also hasn’t told her Mom that she has a gift. My favorite charter is jac because she plays the cello like me and she is also nice and very helpful to Kat with her gi ...more
Becky
Jun 10, 2008 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. 2008. Suddenly Supernatural: School Spirit.

"The undead are ruining my life. I blame my mother. My mother is a medium. And I don't mean the kind that fits in between small and large."

What's worse than being an uncool kid in middle school? How about being an uncool kid that sees dead people? Kat, soon after her last birthday (12? 13?), has just realized that she shares her mother's gift, her ability to see, to communicate, to help with spirits or ghosts. While Kat loves he
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Cemeread
Feb 06, 2013 Cemeread rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chapter-book
School Spirit is the first book in the Suddenly Supernatural series. In this book we meet Kat whose Mom is super cool, but a bit of an embarrassment to Kat. I know you're thinking my life would be sooo much better if my Mom was cool. But is your Mom a medium who has seances with weird noises coming out of the room and drops in temperature that make you shiver when you have the most popular girl from school over. And did you suddenly start seeing people who say haven't eaten a meal in awhile and ...more
Dolly
Sep 30, 2014 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: middle grade readers
This is the first book in the Suddenly Supernatural series by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. Our oldest enjoys stories about ghosts and I thought she could relate to the main character, Kat. The story is certainly a bit lighter than some of the other books she's been reading lately.

We listened to the story narrated by Allyson Ryan on audio CD. It was great to take a break from reading aloud and listen to someone else read the story to us.

The story is engaging and dramatic, but some of the teen girl dra
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winda
May 06, 2011 winda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-bookshelf
Dia datang kepadamu, Kat. Setelah bertahun-tahun, dia datang kepadamu. Apakah itu karena kau Cewek satelit pandai-berbaur, tanpa-ciri-khas yang biasa? Tidak. Itu karena kau istimewa. Karena kau memiliki bakat. Kita berdua memiliki bakat, Kat, yang tidak dimiliki kebanyakan orang. Dan baiklah, ya, oke. Itu memisahkan kita dari cowok-cowok keren dan cewek-cewek trendi. Itu menbuat kita jadi sasaran para pembenci. Itu harga yang harus kita bayar, dan jangan pernah mengatakan kepadaku bahwa ku leb
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“In reality there is no normal. Normal is something people have agreed to invent so we have something to compare ourselves to. Normal should be the least of your worries.” 10 likes
“There should be a phone service, I thought, something like 1-800-MEDIUM-1.Where an automated voice would direct you. Press one if an object in your home is levitating. Press two if there is ectoplasm oozing out of your walls. Press three if spirits are disrupting your cable service. Press four if you've inherited your mother's psychic abilities.” 1 likes
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