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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  37 reviews
“A creaky old house, ghost sightings, and the forbidden third floor will engage young readers all the way through to the unexpected ending. An exciting debut novel full of mystery and humor. Diana Corbitt is a terrific writer. ”—Carrie Bedford, author of the Kate Benedict paranormal mystery series

“Be prepared for a wild ride as Theresa, Kerry and Joey explore their new hom
Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 1st 2017 by Bedazzled Ink Publishing
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Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
- I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review- rating: 4.5 stars

A middle grade story that will give you just enough creepy fun that you cannot help but to keep turning the pages. A fun haunted house story that develops into how families cope with trauma along with some witty fun on the side with diverse and lovable characters.

I was pleasantly surprised with the characters. Theresa Martinez immediately brings in some diversity for readers as she makes traditional Spa
Bibliophilic Richard
Ghosts are a myth that has been busted, or have they? Ghosters explores the Martinez family as they deal with change and grief while realizing that they are probably haunted by ghosts of their past. In this first book to Diana Corbitt’s middle-grade paranormal series, witness how grief manifests and takes the form of fictional ghosts…. Or are they fictional?

I received a free copy of this book from the author and now I’m taking the initiative of writing an honest review. So Ghosters is the first
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Middle-grade | Thriller| Paranormal | Fiction

5 out of 5 stars!

YES! This is what I am talking about!

I don't know about you but growing up I was ghost obsessed.  Late on a Friday or Saturday night my family and friends would gather, turn off all the lights, grab a flashlight and creep around the house looking to experience the perfect paranormal moment. 

I now get to experience all that same fun with my two boys. It becomes on heck of a great game, on the regular here in our home.

So... what
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve never been one for ghost stories. (I don’t like to be scared.) But, I must say I enjoyed Ghosters* by Diana Corbitt. While Ghosters is geared for ages 9-12, I found myself frequently chuckling and wanting to know what happened in the end. (Honestly, I read about one-fourth of the book and then had to skip to the end to see what happened before I could go back finish reading it.)

There were two things I particularly liked about the book:

First, Joey, the main character’s brother, has Asperger
I received a copy of this book from the author for review.

Theresa has a lot to deal with: her mother's death, her brother Joey (who has Asperger's), and a big move to her grandmother's house. She doesn't want to think about ghosts in her house, but being the new girl is hard, and Kerry is all excited about ghosthunting and a contest on the show Ghosters, so Theresa invites Kerry over. One trip to the basement and Theresa is a believer in ghosts! Without hard proof on camera, however, they won't
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Review of GHOSTERS by Diana Corbitt

A delightful, warmhearted, yet very intriguing middle-grade Paranormal Mystery with a whopper denouement and conclusion. Theresa Martinez, younger brother Joey (who has Asperger's), and their grieving dad Mike move to their late mother's parents' home, a huge three-story former mansion, six months after the sudden death of Theresa and Joey's mother, at the time of Theresa's twelfth birthday. A new school, a huge new home, a father unable to write (he is an auth
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

What a great book! I love watching ghost hunting shows just like the main character, Theresa and her friend, Kerry. It’s been a while since I’ve read a middle grade book, but this one was filled with mystery where I read with rapt attention.

I highly suggest reading this book if you enjoy a good middle grade mystery. Ghosters by Diana M. Corbitt is an EPIC read and will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!!
Samantha Solarz
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: primary-school
Proper scary! I was really on the edge of my seat. Highly recommend this for middle grade readers looking for a thrill ride.
Jessica (Spooky KidLit & We Who Walk Here, Walk Alone)
Creepy Victorian mansion? Check. An engaging middle grade narrator with a spunky British sidekick? Check. Ghosts in the dark, dank basement and in the forbidden attic? Check and CHECK.

Our heroine is Theresa Martinez, a young girl left to fend for herself after her mother dies and her father descends into depression, emerging only occasionally to look after her brother Joey. When Theresa's family faces financial difficulties, they move into her late grandmother's dilapidated mansion, which might
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ghosters is a fun Middle-Grade read. Or, should I say, man, what a SCARY, fun Middle-Grade book! Do not, I repeat do not, read this when you are trying to go to bed. At one point in time, I seriously thought I could hear squeaking wheels rolling around on my living room floor. Read the book, you will get what I am talking about.

Ghosters is the type of paranormal story that is appropriate for all ages even though it is written for middle-grade readers. 

This is the first book that I have read wher
Roan Reedling
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Masterful! A story to enchant middle-grade and grown-up kids alike.
It’s one of those books that make me want to share every emotion I experienced every step of the way, and why, with example citations. But I can’t; I won’t risk spoiling your adventure with Diana Corbitt’s wonderful characters: twelve-year-old Theresa – who’s much the mom of her family since the recent loss of their mother – her younger brother, and her new schoolmate, Kerry, visiting from England.
I almost said: so, let me just t
Ella James
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ghosters by Diana Corbitt is an entertaining, suspenseful, creepy and engaging mystery and ghost story that children will revel in and, be unable to put down. The story follows a young girl, Theresa, whose mother has recently passed away. Along with her autistic brother, Joey, they are forced to move into their deceased grandparent’s ancient, huge and boring house. The neighbors believe the house to be haunted, but the kids don’t believe in ghosts. They are disheartened by their situation. That ...more
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-kid-lit
Theresa Martinez's life has been through some changes lately. Her mother died in a car crash. Her father has writer's block and can't finish his next book - so he is having a hard time paying the bills. To solve part of the money problem, Mr. Martinez moves the family into the house his wife grew up in. But now Theresa and her brother have to get used to a new school, makes new friends, learn new routines - and that is a challenge for Joey, since he has Asperger's Syndrome.

When Theresa does mak
Kate Waggoner
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Ghosters is a middle grades paranormal mystery. Twelve-year-old Theresa, her younger brother (Joey), and their father move into their grandma Carmen's old house following their mother's death. Theresa's father is a writer who has had writer's block since the accident. The house has been abondoned since their grandmother's death years before and is rumored to be haunted. When they move in, Ther
Jennifer Bourque
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had the privilege to read "Ghosters" at the request of the author Diana Corbitt and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The story is geared to ages 9 to 12 years and this book is a great read for middle schoolers. We are introduced to Theresa, her father, her younger brother Joey, her friend Kerry, and their wild and suspenseful ghost hunting adventures. When Theresa's mother passes, they move into her grandmother's mansion and all is not as it seems. The floors creak, objects fall to the floor, an ...more
Barbara Ann
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Theresa Martinez has just moved into her Grandmother’s old house. The twelve-year-old, together with her father and nine-year-old, brother, Joey, have found themselves in financial difficulty after their mother’s recent untimely death. Theresa does not welcome the idea of switching schools and neighborhoods, but the situation is far worse, for Joey who is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. To make matters worse, their father, a writer, has not been able to work since his wife’s death. Theresa t ...more
Allanah Korin
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars!

In my plan to start reading middle grade novels this month, I wasn’t sure where to start. When I got the opportunity to read this book I didn’t expect it to blow me away!

Theresa Martinez and her family move into the mansion once owned by her grandmother which starts a chain of events she could never see coming. On top of moving to a new town, a new school, and looking for new friends - Theresa now also has to deal with cryptic ghosts inserting their way into her life.

These ghosts sta
Suzanna Williams
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ghosters was a surprising story in many ways.

This is not a book about silly children chasing what they think is a ghost and it turns out to be shadows at the window, or something equally boring. Ghosters turned out to be an actual ghost story.

As this is a ghost story, there are some spine-tingling scary passages, although there are some funny bits too. However, it is the cast of well-rounded characters dealing with very real issues of grief and living with Asperger's syndrome that makes this bo
DeAnna Ellison
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun book! This one is actually intended for middle grade children I would guess around 9-13.
It’s about a 12 year old girl Teresa who has recently lost her mother and moved into her Grandparents old house with her father and brother. Starting off at a new school she meets Kerry who has an extreme interest in ghost hunting and this TV show Ghosters. All the sudden the strange little things that have been happening to Teresa seem more suspicious. Teresa, Kerry, and Joey (Teresa’s y
Chelsea Usher
Mar 07, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a spooky book and perfect middle grade fiction. The characters are interesting and diverse. I enjoyed the way the author built the suspense through her chapter progression all the while creating a good family narrative along the way.

The spooky ending was very cool but the family ending felt rushed to me. However, I think my middle grade readers would enjoy it.

Theresa’s relationship with her dad is interesting and never truly addressed because of that ending. I’m not sure how I feel abo
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I received a complimentary copy (ebook) from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

First of all, I am a huge fan of paranormal books.
Being written for middle graders, I was afraid that this book would be too young for me.
But my oh my, was I wrong!
I'm glad I was wrong!

Ghosters is right up my alley.
This book is filled with paranormal experiences, mystery, suspense and family relationships.
There were lots of moments when I had goosebumps and my heart was beating really hard while reading (e
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was sent this book by the author to review

When I first began this story I wasn't sure how I would feel about it as its not something I typically would have picked up but boy was I surprised.

Young Theresa Martinez has gone through a lot of grief from loosing her grandmother to loosing her mother. Feeling shut out by her father Theresa struggles to feel as loved as her younger brother Joey who has Aspergers Syndrome. When the family face financial difficulties they are forced to move back to the
Cherie Postill
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
GHOSTERS is a fun, entertaining read from cover to cover! Beautifully written for this age group. Just scary enough for young readers. A ghost hunt you don’t want to miss! The voices of the characters are so true you will know them like friends immediately. Diana Corbitt’s heartwarming and accurate portrayal of Joey, Theresa’s 9-year-old brother with Asperger’s, will have you smiling time and time again. You will want to be with Theresa every moment as she faces adjusting to her new, sometimes s ...more
Christina  G.
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

This was such a great book filled with ghosts, mystery and a paranormal tv show contest with a large prize. While this is listed as a middle grade book it’s feels a bit older and definitely kept me entertained. The characters are well developed and interesting and I especially loved the relationship between Theresa and Joey. The book tackles some tough subjects dealing with grief and loss,
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Being written for middle-graders, I had preconceptions about the story being to young for me to enjoy. I'm glad I was wrong!

I love a good ghost story. Several times my adult self had to put the book down for a few minutes to regroup. there's a particular scene in the grandmother's bedroom. I got goosebumps, the hair stood up on my neck, and I screeched a little as I jumped up from the couch, dancing like I was trying to shake something off of me. Scared my poor dog to death! B
Mandy Kell
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A typical seeming ghost story transforms into a touching mystery that explores family relationships, hidden secrets, and, of course, the search for things that go bump in the night. This is a great choice for ages 9 to 12. The author sets the story up with several intriguing main characters who each have their strengths and difficulties. As an autism mom, I especially appreciated the amount of care the author took with creating a spectrum character who was multifaceted and able to be an importan ...more
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Theresa and Joey Martinez have just moved in to their grandmother’s old house with their dad after their mom died. The house is rumored to be haunted, and almost right away, strange things start happening. Theresa is an avid watcher of Ghosters, a TV show about hunting ghosts, and she makes a new friend at school named Kerry who is equally obsessed. Theresa, Joey, and Kerry embark on a quest to determine if the house really is haunted and enter their video footage in a contest run by the Ghoster ...more
Kris Carlson
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I wish Goodreads allowed half stars, I actually give this book 4.5 stars.

As I have up and coming middle schoolers I was very excited to read this middle-grade book and it did not disappoint! The story sucks you in right away in the first chapter. As the story unfolds I was finding myself not only sucked in, but emotionally involved. My heart was racing in some parts, and I loved it! I loved the character choices and the surprising twist nea
Georgina Whitaker
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a great book for kids (age 9-12). Such a good twist that I didn’t see coming at the end! There’s a great plot which moves nicely through the book, the language is well written and understandable for kids and the characters are really well described (can’t help but love Joey the little brother). By the end of the book I was really involved and wanted to know if any ghosts were going to be found in the big old house 👻
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this middle-grades ghost story! Right from the beginning, Corbitt's writing had me laughing and then on the edge of my seat. The suspense was just enough to keep me wanting more, so the book was hard to put down. I was really surprised by the ending too. Good twist! I think my 7th graders will love this book!
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Love, love, love to write. Especially stuff that's scary, tense and freaks people out. Doesn't have to have ghosts. The funnest scenes to write are the ones that hold the reader tight and stops their breathing. So fun.

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