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The Ghost of Jamie McVay

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Brian Krueger has a lot of problems: The death of his grandfather and his father's alcoholism have led to hard times and a move to a new town, where his nearest neighbor is a pyromaniac and a bully. Brian runs to escape his troubles, but it's on the gravel jogging path that he encounters the ghost of Jamie McVay.

Brian and his new friend, Sharon, investigate the ghost's ori
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Paperback, 238 pages
Published February 21st 2019 by Black Rose Writing
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Kevin
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Ghost of Jamie McVay is a great read. As the back of the book says: Brian has problems. He has to adjust to a new town and school. His father is an unemployed drunk. His neighbor is a pyromaniac bully. All these problems combine with a ghost who was involved in a gruesome train wreck in an intgiuing and quick-moving plot. The book is categorized as young adult, but I feel it has appeal to a wider range. Recommended.
Harold Walker
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ray Ziemer's story is a must read to be studied and enjoyed. The young man, Brian Krueger, brings to "Winston," the suburbs, all of the concerns that face senior high school students having to leave Chicago's Southside neighborhood schools brought on by the loss of family stability and jobs. The shift is both tumultuous and cultural. The young man, knowing no other life than city life must face the challenges brought about by a new neighborhood he calls a suburb of a suburb, containing a bully, ...more
Lou Holly
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Take a fun and fascinating trip back to high school! While dealing with more than his share of teen angst, Brian encounters a cast of unforgettable characters that will stay on your mind long after you've finished this modern day ghost story. But while dodging bullies and trying to solve a haunting mystery, Brian meets a very special girl. Highly recommended!
Matthew Meade
Like Stephen King by way of S.E. Hinton, The Ghost of Jamie McVeigh is a novel that reveals the prickly difficulties of being a teen like they were the eerie details of a campfire tale. Zeimer has given us a wise and poignant story about the loneliness of adolescence and the frustrations of knowing what can't be shared. It is about the losses that haunt us, the things a place can teach us, and the local legends so strange they just have to be true. It is a book about what is passed down, what li ...more
Doreen Fritz
marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2019
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