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					IMC Books of the Month This Month: Ghostly Encounters
A variety of ghostly encounters await you…but beware, you may find yourself looking over your shoulder after you read them.
Beating Heart: A Ghost Story by A. M. Jenkins She is a momentary chill in warm sunlight, a shadow glimpsed from the corner of an eye, and a memory of secret kisses and hidden passion. He is seventeen years old, waiting for the start of his senior year, and ever since his family moved into this big old house -- abandoned for decades -- he has dreamt of her. Ghost and boy fascinate each other -- until her memories and his desire collide in a moment that changes them both forever. (Publisher’s Description) A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb In the class of the high school English teacher that she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen- terrified, but intrigued- is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess. (Publisher’s Description) The Afterlife by Gary Soto You'd think a knife in the ribs would be the end of things, but for Chuy, that's when his life at last gets interesting. He finally sees that people love him, faces the consequences of his actions, finds in himself compassion and bravery . . . and even stumbles on what may be true love. A funny, touching, and wholly original story. (Publisher’s Description) Restless: A Ghost’s Story by Rich Wallace Herbie’s days are packed with football, cross-country, and the pursuit of a potential girlfriend. Herbie is nothing short of an exceptional teenager, but he is also a prime conduit for ghostly energy. And Herbie's brother, who died ten years ago, is desperately trying to make contact. His brother Frank is a soul trapped without a body, and Herbie may be Frank's only way to get free. Frank has been trying to talk to Herbie for years. Finally, he is moving closer to meaningful contact. At long last, Herbie is becoming aware of his brother's presence. (Publisher’s Description)


				
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