The Haunted House Project Tricia Clasen
 
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Since her mom died, Andie’s family has crumbled. Instead of working, her dad gambles away insurance money, while her sister, Paige, has put her future on hold in order to pick up extra waitressing shifts. Andie’s afraid of what will happen if people find out just how bad things are. She’s not sure how long she can hide the fact that there’s no food or money in the house...or adults, for that matter.

When her science partner suggests they study paranormal activity, Andie gets an idea. She wants a sign from her mom—anything to tell her it’s going to be okay. Maybe the rest of her family does too. So she starts a project of her own. Pretending to be her mother’s ghost, Andie sprays perfume, changes TV channels, and moves pictures. Haunting her house is Andie’s last hope to bring her family back into the land of the living.

For anyone who loved Counting by 7s, The Haunted House Project is a journey through loss and grief, but ultimately a story of hope and self-reliance. As much as Andie has been changed by her mother’s death, the changes she makes herself are the ones that are most important.


TitleThe Haunted House Project
AuthorTricia Clasen
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published11 October 2016
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781510707122
Pages228
Dimensions5.75 x 8.25in.

About the author

Tricia Clasen is a professor of communication with specialties in public speaking and pop culture and a research focus on critiquing young adult fiction. Always a lover of a good story, she grew up spending her days reading and dreaming of being a writer. This is her debut novel. She and her husband live with their two girls in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

"Tricia Clasen’s debut novel tackles poignant issues with tact and grace while breaking them down in understandable and relatable ways for young readers. Though Andie creates the ghostly hauntings in the book, real magic exists in how this story lingers long after the last page. You’ll root for and cry with Andie as she plots to reconnect a family splintered by her mother’s sudden death and her father’s growing addiction. As Andie realizes her own strength by accepting the unthinkable, readers’ awareness and compassion for others will flourish, too." —Beth Vrabel, author of A Blind Guide to Stinkville and the Pack of Dorks series
ISBNs: 9781510707122 978-1-5107-0712-2 Title: the haunted house project category:JUV ISBNs: 9781510707139 978-1-5107-0713-9 Title: the haunted house project category:JUV 
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