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Midnight Reynolds and the Spectral Transformer (Midnight Reynolds #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
When twelve year-old misfit Midnight Reynolds takes a job helping out eccentric Miss Appleby in the mansion down the street, she never imagined her work would involve battling ghosts. But as it turns out, Midnight and her new employer have quite a bit in common—they were both born on Halloween and have the power to see spirits of the dead. But when Midnight learns more abo ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2017 by Albert Whitman Company
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Ms. Yingling
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
ARC picked up at Kidlitcon.

I rather enjoyed Miss Appleby, and it was a nice touch to have Sav and Lucy be kind to Midnight instead of bullying her when she is new to their school, but Midnight was hard for me to warm up to for some reason. I think I will pass on purchasing, since my readers tend to want murder mysteries and not ghost or clue oriented ones with cartoons on the cover. This would be a good choice for elementary schools who want mysteries that are intriguing and not too scary.
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Holt, Catherine Midnight Reynolds and the Spectral Transformer, 255 pages. Albert Whitman and Company, 2017. $10. Language:G (5 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G ; Violence: G

Midnight is always the new kid, they move around a lot, but this most recent move lands her in the cool group. She desperately wants to stay put in it, but when there is talk of a fancy ski trip she knows she had better get a job. Her job is helping Miss Appleby as a ghost buster! The money is great but the work is odd. It
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Linda
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this spooky fun book!! Will read more of the series!!
Dana
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a fun ghostly middle grade mystery! Twelve year old Midnight has moved to a new town with her family and the two most popular girls in her school, Sav and Lucy, have befriended her. Having always been left out, she tries her best to fit in and that means having spending money. Luckily, she gets a job working for a neighbor, Miss Appleby, who was also born at midnight on Halloween. Miss Appleby tells Midnight that they both have the ability to see spectral energy. Because Miss Appleby has ...more
Sunsettowers
I received an ARC of this middle grade book at ALA, and it was a great read for the month of Halloween. It's got two strong female protagonists, a spooky storyline, and a surprising twist at the end.
Jenn
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Will probably seek out the next book in the series.
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Catherine Holt is a middle grade author and librarian who was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand. Because she is mysterious, she also writes under the name Amanda Ashby and her books have been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age.
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