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I So Don't Do Spooky (I So Don't Do... #2)

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Someone’s out to get Sherry’s stepmom. . . .Can she save her before it’s too late?

Did you know that the main campus of the Academy of Spirits is at a Dairy Queen in Phoenix? Me either. Until now. Some weird stuff has been happening to my stepmother, Paula, and the Academy has asked me, Sherry Holmes Baldwin, to get to the bottom of it. They think someone’s trying to hurt h
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ebook, 256 pages
Published December 8th 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published November 11th 2009)
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Rebecca McNutt
From its title alone, I was cautious about reading this book, assuming that it would be one of those YA novels where adults try to write using the dialogue of kids today (or at least, what is presumed to be the way kids act and speak today). I So Don't Do Spooky turned out to be a lot better than that. A comedic paranormal story with numerous themes from family unity, romance and the supernatural, this book was great and I ended up really liking it.
Emily W
May 10, 2011 Emily W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, if you wanted to convince me ghosts existed, this book would totally do the trick. The main character, Sherry Holmes Baldwin, has just finished her solving her first mystery with her ghost mom, then is called for yet another case. This one involves Sherry's stepmother, "the ruler" being stalked. Plenty of suspects are thoroughly checked, including a failing student ready to TP, and a ghost of the principal that used to be her boss, but of course some random person has to come out of th ...more
Katie
Jul 11, 2010 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In I so don't do spooky, the second book in the I so don't mysteries, Sherry is ready to sleuth and have some fun! Sherry's stepmother has a stalker and Sherry's mom wants her to track down the stalker. Sherry isn't very positive that her step mom, Paula, has a stalker but then she sees some weird things happening. Paula's tires are slashed, she becomes disorganized, (she is a control freak) her car keys go missing for hours and someone is sabotaging Paula's robot team at school. By the time She ...more
Emily K
Nov 30, 2015 Emily K rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book I would not mine reading it again.
Ja B
Mar 07, 2017 Ja B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: third-nine-weeks
I really love this book. Its about a girl named Sherry, and her mom is a ghost! Together, they get sent on secret mysteries, and this one is to find the stalker of Sherry's step mom! They have to get around many obsticles like joining different clubs, spying on different people, and sneaking out late to find the stalker! This book is super interesting and intense. It is also really scary at some parts. If you like young adult, mystery, and/or spooky books, then you would like this. Also, if you ...more
Cana Rensberger
Jan 02, 2010 Cana Rensberger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sherry’s got typical seventh grade issues. She’s not so great at school and she’s got a serious crush on Josh, an uber cute eighth grader, and makes an unforgettable impression on him by bloodying his nose. Plus, her dad’s engaged to Paula, the math teacher at school, aka The Ruler. But if you’re thinking that I SO DON’T DO MYSTERIES is just another book about an everyday teen who just wants to be loved, you’d be so wrong. There’s nothing normal about Sherry’s spring break.

You see, Sherry had bi
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Someone’s out to get Sherry’s stepmom. . . .Can she save her before it’s too late?

Did you know that the main campus of the Academy of Spirits is at a Dairy Queen in Phoenix? Me either. Until now. Some weird stuff has been happening to my stepmother, Paula, and the Academy has asked me, Sherry Holmes Baldwin, to get to the bottom of it. They think someone’s trying to hurt her.

I really don’t want to get involved—my life is way too busy. Josh and I are celebrating two blissful months of togethernes
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadToo.com

You know how sticky it can sometimes get when you're juggling both a mother and a stepmother? Imagine if your mother was a ghost and your stepmother was a teacher at your school!

Sherry Baldwin's mother floats in on a wave of coffee to let Sherry know that she needs to meet her at Dairy Queen, ghost headquarters. There, Sherry learns that her stepmother, aka The Ruler, has a stalker. With her dad out of town, and her mother competing in the Ghostlym
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Lana
Jan 16, 2014 Lana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I So Don't Do Spooky is about a girl named Sherry Baldwin who can contact her dead mother. Her mother is a ghost who Sherry can hear but not see. Her mother has been admitted into the Academy of Spirits, and in order to stay there she needs to solve mysteries. Sherry and her mother now have to solve a mystery involving Sherry's new stepmother, Paula Paulson, AKA The Ruler. She's a bossy health-food nut who works at Sherry's school. Apparently, The Ruler is being stalked. Sherry and her friend, J ...more
Rebekah Mcbride
May 01, 2011 Rebekah Mcbride rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Sherry Holmes Baldwin is asked to help her ghost mother track down a stalker, it's not all that strange, to her, anyway. Though, it's not just any stalker, it's a ghost stalker! and they're stalking Sherry's new stepmother! Sherry has to track down the stalker, not to mention make him cross over! So, with help from her best friend, Junie, Sherry heads out to track down the stalker.
This book is very fresh and original, it's an amzaingly girly version of a mystery! It's a wonderful ghost m
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KK Helfen
Jan 16, 2014 KK Helfen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hayley
Dec 17, 2012 Hayley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 276

Summary: Sherry has a lot to balance. Trying to get along with her stepmom, her best friend Junie, and her boyfriend, Josh. And on top of all of this, her real mom, who died and is now a ghost in the academy of spirits. Sherry and Junie agree to help Sherry's mom when Sherry's stepmom, Paula, gets a crazy ghost stalker. But when this mystery becomes too dangerous, Sherry and her mom are told to quit. But they really want five minutes of real time. Will they be able to c
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Brett
Jul 03, 2011 Brett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-mystery
This series is a fun, light read with a touch of spooky & a touch of romance, & should be right up the alley of your average tween girl. Sherry is a great character, & she's back to teaming up with her deceased mother's ghost, this time to solve a mystery that's a little close to home. The Ghost Academy has alerted Sherry, through her mother, that her new stepmother has a stalker that she doesn't know about yet. It's up to Sherry to both figure out who is threatening "the Ruler," as ...more
Alyssa Dempsey
This book is soooo good but some parts are scary ! It is about a stalker but no ordinary stalker, he is a ghost. Sherry the main character of the book wants to find out more about this mysterious person. So she goes to her school's principlal's office at night. Since her school's principal had died, she thinks the stalker could be her old principal. She takes a mysterious trip with her friends to her school but no clues are there so she searches the rest of the school. When she got to the outsid ...more
Sarai
Sherry Baldwin, with a little help from her best friend Junie, and her mother the ghost, solves mysteries. In this volume, it's up to her to find out who is stalking her step-mother and why. If she figures it out quickly enough, she will get a prize from the Academy of Spirits - 5 minutes of "real time" with her mother.

This is a quick read and I liked that the information Sherry uncovers is presented as she learns it, so you don't know what is happening or who the "bad guy" is any sooner than th
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Jordyn Homer
I thought this book was okay. Although, there were many parts that made me laugh, smile and hold my breath, there were also a lot of parts that weren't necessary in understanding the plot of the book. In my opinion, there were a lot of boring parts that made the book really hard to finish.
This book is about Sherry, who seems like a regular teenager but oddly enough, she can talk to ghosts. When someone is after Sherry's step mother, it's up to her and her mom (who had past away and is now a gh
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YouthServices MattesonPublicLibrary
This book is about what people think is a regular girl detective named Sherry Baldwin, but she has an unusual partner, her ghost mom. In their latest mystery, Sherry and her mom try to find out who is stalking her new stepmom. Is it a human or ghost? This book was a very good book. I love how Sherry is in a book, but it still feels like she is alive because she relates to you so much! I also love how the mystery is set into pieces so everything makes sense and you're never truly left in the dark ...more
Brookew
Dec 07, 2011 Brookew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These book is an amzing book fro people who like mysteries and ghost. During this book a teenage girl must help her dead mom (who is in ghost form) with an important mission over the summer. Her mom go to school at this ghost academy, the only reason she is going to the ghost academy is so she could watch over here children and be closer to them. Meanwhile the teenage girls dad is planning a vacation and a wedding over the summer!!!! He breaks the news his teenage daughter but she isnt exactly t ...more
Barton Hills Sixth Grade
this book is one of my favorites. I read it during the summertime on a long trip and it is a very fast read.the story is very funny. It is more meant for younger kids i think.
this story is about a young 13-14 year old girl who finds out she can she ghosts. She soon meets her mother who is also a ghost and finds out she has a stalker. Her and her best friend overcome challenges to find the stalker and meet some people along the way.

-Chloe
Laura Pauling
Apr 06, 2010 Laura Pauling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sherry has another mystery to solve with the help of her mom, who is a ghost, and her grandfather, who is a bird! Keeping with the fun title, Barrie writes with a believable and humorous first person voice. Someone is stalking the Ruler (her step mother) and Sherry has to solve the mystery to gain Real Time with her mom. Barrie's word choice kept me turning the pages to an emotional ending I wasn't prepared for. A must read if you are looking for a fun read with depth!
Emily G.
Sep 13, 2013 Emily G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book, I didn't love it or hate it. Sometimes it got a little boring and confusing, but it was worth it in the end. Some things weren't clear to me so I had to figure them out as I read the book, like how Sherry can smell, hear, and talk to ghosts. I would recommend this book to people, mostly teen girls, who like realistic fiction. This book to me was just an ordinary book, it wasn't special to me.
Cathy
Feb 10, 2010 Cathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so cute! a great mystery/supernatural series for girls. Sherry is going through all the normal tween stuff, with the added twist of being able to sense ghosts- and her mom, who has passed, recruits her to solve mysteries as a "live" helper for the group of ghosts who protects humans and tries to get those who don't want to, to cross over. LOVE Sherry- and Summy's writing is crisp, funny, and spot on for the age group.
Molly P.
I think this book was very easy for me and would probably be good for third or fourth graders because they use a lower level of vocabulary and it is pretty short. If you like mysteries this would be a very good book for you and also the book I so don't do mysteries. Over all it was a really good book.
Aditi
Apr 06, 2011 Aditi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was interesting, capturing, thrilling, sentimental, and amazing. Everything you could want a book to be. I loved this book but that's certainly expected since I love this series. But this book had a lot more to it and I felt that you could understand Sherry and Sam's relationship much better. It was definitely MORE than worth reading. Definitely read this book! I loved it!
Elma
This book is a good book, its about a girl named Sherry who has a step mom that is also one of her teachers. The main problem is that she has a stalker and Sherry and her real mom are on a mission to find out who. They don`t have the best relationship but they are willing to do this together and find out who the stalker is. :) ...more
Kendall
I am not a fan of the covers of these books...or even titles, which seem silly for such a skillfully-written series. I've had more than one teacher roll eyes over the cover or the idea of a student reading it...and it's a shame. They should be taken more seriously! Summy is clever and funny...a treat.
Anne
Sherry's mom is a ghost. And so is her grandfather. And her step-mother is being stalked by yet another ghost. Together the 3 of them, plus Sherry's best friend Junie and her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend, must figure out who the ghost-stalker is so that Sherry and her mom can have 5 minutes of "real time".

A fun read, but definitely no deep philosophical content here.
Roxann
May 12, 2011 Roxann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
This is the second book in the series. The main character is Sherry, whose mother is ghost. Her best friend Junie gets involved a great deal in this book. It's a nice little mystery again with all the added things that young teen girls go through. I enjoyed this book. A good read for a young person.
Tweller83
May 31, 2010 Tweller83 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Young, not scary but ok book. Not a first choice for sure.

"Some one is out to get Sherry's step-mom and the Academy of Spirits has asked her to begin an investigation. But Sherry admits she doesn't want to get involved in scary things."
Valerie Njoku
Aug 09, 2012 Valerie Njoku rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The wasn't a bad book. It's really sweet how she talks to her ghostly mom!! Her stepmom sounds nice but orderly and very very strict. It would embarrass me a whole lot to have my mom as a teacher at my school though. She's a strong girl.
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Barrie Summy grew up in Canada on a steady diet of books and tobogganing. She tries to read a book a week and always breaks for tea and cookies at three oclock.

Barrie lives in California with her husband, their four children, a veiled chameleon, and Dorothy the Dog.

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