Somethings rotten in the heart of apple country Hildy Biddle dreams of being a journalist. A reporter for her high school newspaper, "The Core," shes just waiting for a chance to prove herself. Not content to just cover school issues, Hildys drawn to the towns big story'the haunted old Ludlow house. On the surface, Banesville, USA, seems like such a happy place, but lately, eerie happenings and ghostly sightings are making Hildy take a deeper look. Her efforts to find out who is really haunting Banesville isnt making her popular, and she starts wondering if shes cut out to be a journalist after all. But she refuses to give up, because, hopefully, the truth will set a few ghosts free. "Peeled" is classic Joan Bauer, featuring a strong heroine, and filled with her trademark witty dialogue, and problems and people worth standing up to.
Girl Reads, Grades 5-8 (SPARK) Posted May 24, 2013