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4.71  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Grace has friends. They just lack heartbeats.

Her best friend and cat, Midnight is a ghost. All of her friends are ghosts, but she doesn't mind. It's the living bullies at school who give Grace the creeps.

The town where Grace's family has lived for generations is haunted. No one but Grace knows the tiny town's giant secret: the dead outnumber the living in Tansy.

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Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Immortal Works
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Kristiana Y. Sfirlea
Ghosts! Witches! Mages! Mermaids! Fairies!

Grace's Ghosts has a little of everything for the fantasy lover. It packs a lot of content in under 200 pages! My favorite aspect of the story was - finally! - POSITIVE parental relationships! Moms and dads in MG who aren't totally useless? Color me impressed.

This quick and cozy ghost story, mixed with interesting magic and budding friendships, is a welcoming weekend read.
Laura Stegman
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Twelve-year-old Grace has spent her life surrounded by friends only she can see. The fact that they're ghosts doesn't bother her as much as the idea that one day they beg her to find a way to break a spell that has trapped their souls from reaching their ultimate "hereafter." Grace's Ghosts, by Stephenie Wilson Peterson, captured my heart from the start to its touching ending. Well-written and fast paced, its an engrossing tale about fitting in, the power of friendship, and the importance of rev ...more
Ruth Mitchell
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a super cute story about a 12-year-old girl with a ghost cat for a pet and spirits for friends. (I want a ghost cat. This would totally solve my allergy problems.) For some reason the dead in Grace’s small mountain town can’t seem to move on to the next life. Since she is the only living person that can see them, they seek her help to lift a possible curse on the town. As she helps to lift the curse Grace uncovers secrets about her small mountain town, her family and herself.

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Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A cute story of Grace a child who sees Ghosts but then starts questioning why there are so many in her town. I liked the way she was brave enough to try and find a way to help them, even though that means she will lose her ghostly friends. A story I think children from about eight to twelve would like, and maybe an adult also as I know I did. I like the way Bain comes into her life. This is a new Author to me. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review ...more
S.G. Wilson
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one ghost tale that goes in directions you don't expect—and they're all good directions! The ghosts are just as compelling as the living, which is hard to pull off in this type of story. But I shouldn't even say "type of story," because the way it mixes genres makes it a wholly unique book! ...more
The Forgotten  Bookshelf
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review from my Daughter, She read it first!

The book, "Grace's Ghosts" is an amazing story with 166 pages of thrilling mystery and hardships. The main character is a young girl in 6th grade who isnt very popular with the living, yet very popular with the dead. All her life she has been surrounded by ghosts of all ages and ethnicity. In the beginning of the book it states that the town is cursed and shows the ghostly friends of Graces begging for her help. Of course she helps her friends but not w
Katie Karambelas
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My son LOVED this novel so much. He finished it in about a day because he would not put it down!
Belles Middle Grade Library
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I literally just finished this book! I hate that it took me so long to get to it. I cannot believe how good this book was!! I love a good mystery MG, & this had that & so much more. Ghosts, magical powers, a curse, & one of my favorite things-a MG cat! Lol...I loved the family in this story & their history..I loved all the ghosts so much! I really felt for Grace, & got emotional from that a few times-shows great writing! This author is an amazing story teller. I LOVED this lol this book needs wa ...more
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grace's Ghost by Stephanie Wilson Peterson

Young Grace is a bit of an out cast among her peers. Her best friend is her cat Midnight, but he is not just a cat, he is a Ghost. Actually all of Grace's friends are Ghosts. Soon Grace learns of a three hundred year curse put upon her town by a Witch, the Ghosts need her help in lifting this curse and Grace is their answer.

A fast paced original story with likable characters. Grace is super sweet, caring and wants to help the Ghosts. Then their is Midnig
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grace’s Ghosts is a clever coming of age story about a loner whose only friends are the town spooks. While she has a strong connection to the ghosts that only she can see, she wonders why her small town is so haunted.

Though grace has many spectral pals, her best friend is a ghost cat named midnight. I like that dynamic because there’s a level of friendship that one can only have with an animal, and the added layer that only Grace sees her is great.

Grace and her ghoulish buddies work to break a
Erin Hohol
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grace’s Ghosts is a wonderfully spooky story that children of all ages can enjoy. Grace’s adventure is filled with fantasy and supernatural wonders. Readers get sucked into her story, getting to know all the characters so well. Will Grace succeed? Can the curse be broken? Follow Grace on her journey and find out!
Melissa Hansen
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book! It's perfect for its middle grade audience, but even as an adult I related to Grace and loved all of her ghostly friends. Stephanie writes with great emotion and the ending moved me to tears. The themes of friendship, love, and grief were simple, yet profound. Great for any young reader who loves stories about magic. ...more
Pete Fanning
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun read! Grace's Ghost is a spooky tale that is fun for all ages. I enjoyed rooting for Grace throughout her journey, as she learns the past, helps her friends, and celebrates her uniqueness amongst a stellar cast of characters. Add it to your list! ...more
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grace’s Ghosts is a deep story that connects the present world and the past. Fun and witty, readers become immersed in Grace’s story, not wanting to peel away from it. Stephenie Peterson had taken a topic that is usually reserved for horror novels, and turned into a tale of discovery.
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a cute, lightly spooky book that’s perfect for middle graders! Magic, ghosts, and a mysterious black cat are the perfect ingredients for little Grace’s self-discovery story. I’d recommend for ages 8-12.
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Thank you so much to stephenie Wilson Peterson for the pdf download of grace’s ghosts the story was amazing and so was the writing it was about a gilr named grace who could see and talk to ghosts in town the ghost are her friends I loved how the book had paranormal elements and a lot of magic like spells her town of tansy was cursed by a lonely witch who mistakenly trapped the souls of every person to ever set foot in town, while trying to help the spirtis who begged her to help break the curse ...more
Billy Buttons
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grace’s Ghost is the spooky story of a girl who can see ghosts. In fact, her cat, Midnight, is a ghost too. In this delightful book for 9 – 13 year olds, the hero must find a way of helping all the ghosts in her small town. To do it, she must find a way of shattering a witch’s curse; and so the adventure begins! There are many, MANY aspects to this story that I enjoyed.
Firstly, it is excellently plotted with plenty of spooky twists and turns to keep children happy. There’s never a lull in this e
Risa Nyman
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful and engaging story this is. Grace’s Ghosts is definitely not your typical ghost story. Some of the ghosts are charming and friendly, while others are grumpy and complaining, but they all bond with Grace as true friends. Grace has an indomitable spirit, and she assumes the heavy responsibility of freeing her ghost friends from the curse that keeps them trapped in the town of Tansy.

We follow Grace as she learns about the curse and her own family history in the process. It opens
Cary Kreitzer
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a fun original premise! Ghosts as friends? Oh the possibilities:) it’s like Harry Potter meets Sabrina the teenage witch. I could totally picture this as a Disney TV show my kids would love!
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Grace’s Ghosts is a fabulous middle school age children’s paranormal fantasy by Stephenie Wilson Peterson. It is a well woven tale of friendship, ghosts, an old curse, secrets, magic, mystery, and adventure.
Ghosts are drawn to Grace, and ever since she was born they’ve sought her out, so having them around is nothing new to her. In fact, she gets on better with ghosts than she does the living. She’s a bit of a misfit with the other children her age, so all her good friends are ghosts. Her
Diana Corbitt
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ghosts have always fascinated me, so this book is right up my alley. Such a fun read. It’s about a girl named Grace who has never fit in. Gross Grace is what the mean kids call her. And she definitely is different. But not because she’s gross. Because she can see ghosts. Grace has had this ability ever since she can remember, and the tiny little town of Tansy is packed with ghosts. With some research, she discovers the reason for the unusual amount of lingering spirits is a curse binding them to ...more
Stephenie Peterson
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Grace's Ghosts is a a fun, spooky story full of magic and friendship. I couldn't the main character out of my mind a few years back. Grace is the only person in her small town who can see the many ghosts who haunt it. She's always surrounded by the dead and ignored by the living.

Grace's best friend is her ghost cat, Midnight. I loved the idea of a pet who could go to school with Grace, so even when her classmates aren't being kind, she's okay, because Midnight never leaves her side. The kids wh
Sarah Fairbairn
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Set in the tiny mountain town of Tansy, this story follows Grace’s adventures with the town’s ghost population, magic curses, the class bully, and magical family secrets.

As the reader, I found 12-yr-old Grace to be easily likable. She is an outcast relentlessly bullied, with her only friends being members of the strangely large ghost population of Tansy.

Once we’ve gotten to know Grace a little bit, we find out that her ghost friends are in trouble, then it is a race against the clock to uncover
Laura Furuta
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grace's Ghosts
By Stephenie Wilson Peterson
5 out of 5 stars

The story Grace's Ghosts by Stephenie Wilson Peterson is an entertaining and intriguing book to read. It is a story that I found interesting from the very beginning and didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the last page. I loved the character of Grace. She is a twelve-year-old who has the unusual ability to see ghosts. While her life may be a bit strange, Grace is happy with it. Then she is told a secret about the town of Tansy
Amy Carpenter
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grace's Ghosts is the delightful tale of a young girl who discovers she's a witch with the ability to speak to the dead. She also finds out that she has a limited time to break a dark curse trapping all those who've died in her small town.

First of all, there was a lot of intriguing and unique characters in this book. Grace is quirky. I love her gray clothes and her odd nature. But there are so many minor characters to love as well. Ghosts with individualized personalities. Minor villains.

Anantha Rusum
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a story about a twelve-year-old girl Grace, whose only friends are the spooky sweet ghosts including her cat, Midnight.
She starts enjoying the company of the ghosts till one day she finds out the reason why there are so many ghosts around her. There is a spell which was cast on these people three hundred years ago, which turned them into ghosts. Grace realizes that she has magical abilities and she is the one who is destined to break this spell. But breaking it comes with its own consequ
Suzanne Hare
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Twelve-year-old Grace has a secret, all her friends are ghosts, even her cat, Midnight. You think she would be upset about it but in fact she prefers them to the live people in the small town she lives in. One day tell her that they are stuck and can’t move on. And ask her for her help. She wants to help but what can she really do?

This is a paranormal adventure made for middle graders. It is based in a small town full of wonderfully crafted characters complete with positive and negative characte
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
12 year old Grace can see ghosts, lots of them along with her best friend, a cat named Midnight. After hundreds of years, she’s the only person with this secret ability to view ghosts in Tansy, her hometown. She loves her ability, the ghosts she’s befriended and would prefer their company to those of the cliques at school.
The ghosts soon unveil to Grace a hidden centuries old secret that the town is cursed unless Grace can do something to change it. 300 years ago, a witch cursed every person to
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grace’s Ghosts by Stephenie Wilson was my first experience reading anything by the author and I was really happy that I found her when I had finished this novel. I read it hoping this would be something I could also share with my twelve year old and was so excited when it read like a cute and sweet young adult read with a wee bit of suspense thrown in to entice the older children crowd. While this is a young adult novel or categorized as a children’s book I really enjoyed reading this as an adul ...more
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give Grace's Ghosts by Stephenie Wilson Peterson, 5 stars.

This book was fantastic! Yes, the main character is twelve, so this is technically for older children, but really it's great for all ages. Grace is entertaining and real. Children can relate to her problems and adults can remember not really fitting in as a child. The secondary characters are all fantastic too. Being a cat lover, Midnight is of course my favorite.

The story itself is interesting too. Grace learns more about herself as
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Stephenie is the author of the Nellie Nova series and Grace’s Ghosts, which will be published 4/28/2020 by Immortal Works. Semi-nomadic, Stephenie and her family currently live near Raleigh, North Carolina. Her kids are Texans at heart. Stephenie and her husband grew up just outside of Seattle. Stephenie writes, teaches creative writing, and homeschools her three amazing kids. Stephenie is represe ...more

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