From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer an unforgettable story about an island haunted by the past . . . and the ghosts who must help with the present. Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket. You can hear them in the wind, and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered. And, even more, they want to protect what was once theirs. The ghosts seem to have chosen a few local kids to be their messengers -- and to help save the island. But in this mystery, the line between those who haunt and those who are haunted is a thin one -- and the past and the present must come to terms with one another in order to secure the future....
|Title||:||Out of the Wild Night|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Out of the Wild Night Reviews
I was really excited to read this book but something just fell short and I couldn't connect to the book the way I had wanted to.
A bit confusing... the little blurb is a bit misleading.
The ghosts of Nantucket have joined forces with a group of kids to help them alert the locals to the fact that newcomers are destroying the island's history by renovating or demolishing historic homes. The ghosts will perish if they can't live in their old houses, so they are on a mission to stop the renovations.
In spite of the fact that it is a story mainly told by ghosts, this isn't a ghost story that many middle grade readers will enjoy. It is confusing and rambling at times, and is basicall ...more
Blue Balliett has a well-deserved legendary reputation in the mid-fic world. You can expect every book from her to, at the very least, showcase her unique voice and obvious skill in the craft. "Out of the Wild Night", unfortunately, is not successful in the way her past novels are and often times panders in the worst ways. The biggest issues with this novel come from its condescending tone towards the reader and a completely upside down perspective on "island life" on my neighbor of Nantucket. N ...more
This is a ghost story set on Nantucket. The ghosts of the island befriend some local children in an attempt to save the old historical houses (and therefore the ghosts that haunt them) from damage/change. The main narrator is Mary, a ghost with a bell who is trying to awaken the island to the damaging changes that newcomers are bringing to historic houses. The children and one of their ghost-sensitive grandfathers try to make sense of the ghostly happenings which start to ramp up when houses sta ...more
Out of the Wild Night is a ghost story and mystery set on the shores of Nantucket. The book is narrated by ghost Mary W. Chase. One night mysterious footprints shuffle ashore and piques the interest of the children on the island, some of whom claim that they can see and communicate with ghosts. These ghosts have returned in response to renovations of historical island houses, an effort headed by the sneaky Eddy Nold. Phee, her grandfather Sal, and friend Gabe, along with the other members of the ...more
Ghosts are everywhere in the world. Although you can not see them, they want to be remembered. They furthermore desire to defend what was in the past theirs before they died. On the island of Nantucket, a handful of adolescents were selected by them to help them in a time of danger. But the children aren’t certain how they will act, because things are often out of the ordinary when ghosts are around. Some people have problems with the spirits if they go against what they want. The kids are able ...more