School of the Dead

Author: Avi
Publish Date: June 2016
Pages: 288
Price: $16.99


Dimensions: 8.5 in. tall, 5.8 in. wide, 1 in. thick
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061740853
Accelerated Reader ®
Quiz#: 182612
Quiz Name: School of the Dead
Reading Level: 4.3
Interested Level: Middle Grade
Point Value: 8

Book Overview

In this spine-tingling story from Newbery Medal winner Avi, a boy must solve the mystery of the ghost haunting him.

For most of Tony Gilbert s life, he has thought of his uncle as Weird Uncle Charlie. That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie is still odd, of course talking about spirits and other supernatural stuff but he and Tony become fast friends, and Tony ends up having a lot of fun with Uncle Charlie.

When Uncle Charlie dies suddenly, Tony is devastated. Then he starts seeing Uncle Charlie everywhere It doesn t help that Tony switched schools it was Uncle Charlie s dying wish that Tony attend the Penda School, where Uncle Charlie himself went as a kid. The Penda School is eerie enough without his uncle s ghost making it worse. On top of that, rumors have been circulating about a student who went missing shortly before Tony arrived. Could that somehow be related to Uncle Charlie s ghost?

Full of twists and turns that get spookier by the chapter, School of the Dead is a fast-paced mystery that Avi s fans will devour



Staff Review: School of the Dead
“Everything was fake death, of course, but I knew that some of the fake was real. Amid the zany zombies and glittery ghosts, six really dead souls were mingling, intent on staying alive for the next seven years by feasting on me. And there I was, a pretend ghost, about to deal with real ghosts bent on real death. A circus of the weird.” Twelve year old Tony’s world is turned upside down. It begin...
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