The Ghosts of Ashbury High (Paperback)

By Jaclyn Moriarty

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9780545069731, 496pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/17/2010)
Hardcover (6/1/2010)

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Description

Bestselling author Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a deliciously thrilling senior year!

This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High, who have transferred to Ashbury High for senior year. They've been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night and sleep through school all day. And Ashbury can't get enough of them.

But strange things are happening at Ashbury this year. Emily Thompson is certain that a ghost is haunting the Art Rooms. There are nonstop parties at Lydia Jaackson-Oberman's house. Toby Mazzerati has taken an unusually strong interest in local history. And the new kids are hiding a secret that could ruin more than just senior year.

Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, locked doors, femmes fatales, and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realize that the future's come to get you.


About the Author

Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, Australia, with 4 sisters, 1 brother, 2 dogs, and 12 chickens. She studied law at the University of Sydney, Yale, and Cambridge, and worked as an entertainment lawyer before she wrote the Ashbury High novels, including THE YEAR OF SECRET ASSIGNMENTS, THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE, and THE GHOSTS OF ASHBURY HIGH. She still lives in Sydney, with her little boy, Charlie.


Praise For The Ghosts of Ashbury High

"Fans of the previous books will enjoy clever references to past events, but this book more than stands on its own, as the students' chorus creates a compelling collective portrait of adolescence--the limbo between childhood and the shadowed future." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Moriarty has found a winning formula for her thoroughly enjoyable, deceptively simple Ashbury High novels: She takes a clever, sophisticated epistolary format, adds sparkling, effervescent wit, and applies them to a mash-up of literary genres.... The Ghosts of Ashbury High should satisfy diehard fans and bring new ones into the fold." -- Horn Book, starred review