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Who Let the Ghosts Out? (Mostly Ghostly #1)

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Max’s life wasn’t going so well even before two ghosts moved into his closet. But when Nicky and Tara show up, claiming that they used to live in his room, everything changes for Max! Soon they’re following him to school, using their invisibility to embarrass him in front of the girl of his dreams. And to make matters worse, there’s some other totally evil spirit named Phe ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published August 24th 2004 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published August 1st 2004)
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Pablo Guerrero
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Spoiler Alert 'Have you ever had people not believing you because they think you are weird? Well if you didn't I'm going to tell you about this kid name Max and nobody believes him because he could only see something that nobody could see. The genre of the book,'Mostly Ghostly' is scary and spooky because it has to deal with ghost.'Spoiler Alert' 'My opinion of this book is very awesome because it tells you a lot of detail that's happening in the book like in the book it says,'My sister and I ...more
Daniel
key issues: Ghosts, fitting in, evil, friendship, and magic

List of characters:
Max:nerd, magician, weak, fat, treated unfairly treated {protagonist and Narrator}
Nicky: rude, theft, selfish, funny, joker {protagonist}
Tara: mean, magician, creepy, weird, scary {protagonist}
Colin:big, strong, beats Max, favored, mean {antagonist}
Phears:ghost, mean, hateful, scary, monster {antagonist}

Plot summary:
The book who let the ghosts out is part of a series called Mostly ghostly. This book is #1 in the series
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Aurora Dimitre
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a series that I read post-Goosebumps (ha ha, that's a joke, I'm still not post-Goosebumps), and one that I remember really enjoying - as well as the movie (Disney channel brought out Luke Benward, who was probably my first celebrity crush, tbh, after Minutemen and How to Eat Fried worms and then the Mostly Ghostly movie... little Aurora liked him) - and it was still enjoyable on a re-read. I do want to collect/re-read the rest of the series, though I'm pretty sure I only read the first ...more
Tiffany
I thought that this book is just mind blowing when I started to read it I was not looking very ford to reading a bug book like that but then en I actually started to read I just got drawn into the book. I actually read the book around the whole house I even walked down the stairs reading the book and I ended up falling down them.
Kayla
i thouught a should read the story cause i got it out in the libray and i think it will be a good story to read kk
Sha
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simplistic prose and quite a bit of idiocy on the part of one of the characters, but props foe some genuinely creepy scenes.
Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
R.L. Stines begins his new Mostly Ghost series with Who Let the Ghosts Out?. Are Nicky and Tara really ghosts? Or are they something else totally different and unknown to them. Max is totally funny and his older brother Colin is a pain in the rear.

I love the trouble Max gets into when his new ghostly friends try to help him. It never goes right . . . which is quite the bummer for Max, a brilliant, but unpopular kid at school. Poor Max will not ever have a chance with the girl he likes with these
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Terry
Jun 08, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love supernatural stories, and I read lots of series books. So I was really excited about finally getting to this one by RL Stine. The story starts off in the perspective of two ghosts, and then switches to a human named Max, which I thought was kind of neat. Like other RL Stine books, the main characters are either really sympathetic (Max and the ghosts) or really mean/annoying (Max's family and Phears). My big criticism of the book (hence the three stars), is that this book just felt like a ...more
Ralphie
Jan 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is mainly about Max misunderstood amateur magician, who has recently befriended two ghosts named Tara and Nicky. Throughout the book they work together to battle the evil spirit Phears. He is a disturbed spirit who's sworn task is to defeat Max, Tara, and Nicky.

I can connect to his book because Max is a character who isn't really appreciated the way he should be. Just like when I go to school I'm not really accepted by everyone. Or with any of my talents, not many people accept me for
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Kayla Grant
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was funny but scary at the same time and it was a great book to read.
When Nikki and Tara come across their house, they realize something is different and another person lives in their house. No one sees them except Max, he lives in house and he wants no part in being involved with them. Nikki and Tara pleads Max for help so they can find their parents were taken. Along the way, they face an evil spirit named Phears and he wants Nikki and Tara's parents and he destroys anything in his
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Shane Allen
This book was mainly about a boy who encounters two ghosts named Nikki and Tara. When Nikki and Tara come across their house, they realize something is different and another person lives in their house. No one sees them except Max. Max likes to do magic but gets annoyed by his brother. Nikki and Tara become friends with him in order to find their parents. Along the way, they face an evil spirit named Fhears and he wants Nikki and Tara's parents. Max decides to help them and eventually sends Fhea ...more
Kaytie
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A few days ago, I started to read a book called Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out. This is a very good story, that's why I would like to share it with you. It's about two children and they are ghosts who try to find their house. They find the house and meet a boy named Max who lives there now. Max thinks the ghosts are trying to haunt him. The ghosts, Nicky and Tara, ask Max if he can help them find their parents, but there is a bad guy named Phears, who wont let them. I really loved the en ...more
Carrie
Apr 16, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-fiction, horror
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Daniel
Jan 25, 2017 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I like reading R.L STINE Mostly Ghostly.i enjoyed it because I learned about in the begging of the story they were walking and all the horror begging all the Clouds floated across the moon. there was a lot of wind because there was a lot of leaves on her head.I would recommend this book to my peers because it was scary and entertaining.
Suz
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-kid-lit
A series by the writer of Goosebumps, Mostly Ghostly, follows the adventures of Max as he tries to help two ghosts named Tara and Nicky. I picked up #1-8 at the bookstore this week for the kids at school who love Goosebumps and thought I would try one myself.
Nina Korshunova
It is kind of scary but still really good book!!!!
Luca
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was cool, the part about 'me stomach was ontop of her'. Very funny book, the ghost kids were cool.
Kashaf Mari
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I clearly loved the book. It was great and the suspense was thrilling. The mystery was.... well... mysterious :)
Genie
Feb 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was so so so so so scary!
Natalie
Jun 12, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: preview-for-sam
Misty's son loves these
Yuki
Oct 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this horror story! Max can see the ghosts, and so he helped Nicky and Tara,.....
It was awesome book!
Allison
Nov 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading R.L. Stine again is like re-living my childhood.
Lou Freeman
I LIKE THIS BOOK BECUSE ITS FUNNY AND ITS KIND OF SCARY
Misty
The 8 year old boy is tearing through these one per day. I have not read them but he loves them.
Yasmin Perez
This book book is good beacuse the boy and girl does not know that they're died
Karen
Read out loud to my son. He loved it but I didn't like it at all.
Autumn Cook
Sep 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book supprised me.Its alot like the movie but even better.
Drew A Asel
Oct 17, 2007 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone.
I like it. Its kinda childish but its still a funny book.
Weezie
rated it it was amazing
Sep 06, 2012
Trevor
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Mar 10, 2012
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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