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Ghosts a family curse buried secrets and two girls who have to figure it all out A new book from an acclaimed author for fans of Coraline Doll Bones and The Night GardenerFor the first time Ruth is heading to Newfoundland to stay with family she's never met instead of spending the summer traveling with her dad When she arrives she finds Newfoundland is very different from her life in Toronto people there are much friendly but also superstitious believing in gho. When Ruth spends her summer in Newfoundland visiting her deceased mother s family as her father has recently remarried and is on his honeymoon with his new wife this represents not only the first time Ruth has had the opportunity to meet her mother s side of the family no she also encounters her cousin Ruby who is both exactly the same age and the total physical mirror image of Ruth except that while Ruby strongly believes in the existence of ghosts fairies and the like Ruth has been raised by her father to only consider and credit science and hard core facts However soon after Ruth s arrival in Newfoundland her science and technology based worldview is challenged put to the test and even rather ruptured when it is she who starts having ghostly visions of her mother and eerie premonitions regarding both her family s past and possible future And after discovering they are actually not cousins but sisters identical twins Ruby and Ruth begin to actively investigate their family history and unearth the sad truth of an all encompassing curse that has stalked their kin for seven generations from when their ancestors still lived in Ireland until now namely that in every generation twin girls are born who always die young that Ruby and Ruth s mother and twin sister were the latest victims of said curse and that unless the latter can be broken unless the curse can be stopped Ruby and Ruth will be next in lineAlthough the plot of Charis Cotter s The Ghost Road is at times perhaps a bit predictable I have indeed massively enjoyed this tale of family and family as well as societal dysfunction of how long held and cherished hatreds and secrets can fester and destroy how domestic violence is often is generally a raging and roaring curse that can easily straddle generations that can continue to decimate over and over again unless one is willing and able to confront hatred and animosity with love and even forgiveness But while The Ghost Road is suspenseful and uncanny enough with its emphasis on curses ghosts and so called second sight to mildly frighten actually I for one was much horrified at and by the violence and viciousness displayed by the instigator of the family curse by Robert Barrett and how subseuent generations of Barretts and Finns had then kept that hatred alive and kicking how the original family curse was in many ways taking nourishment from and being sustained by the decedents by them buying into the original animosity and thus in a vicious circle of anger shame and horror keeping Robert Barrett s angry death curse productive and pulsating than one hundred years after his demise And indeed what I have most appreciated regarding The Ghost Road is that the breaking that the dissolution of the Finn family curse is achieved not really by Ruth and Ruby performing any type of magic spells and the like but yes mostly by simply breaking the cycle of violence and anger that had defined both the Barrett and the Finn family since the early 19th century by uniting both families in and with love and affection and thus giving Robert Barrett s beyond the grave rage and hatred no longer such a fertile soil to take root and fester Four stars for The Ghost Road for a both engaging and at times also heartbreakingly thought provoking family story that with main protagonists Ruby and Ruth also presents two delightfully portrayed and above all well rounded characters with both positive and negative traits with both lovable and annoying frustrating characteristics as like most children Ruby and Ruth are neither angels nor are they devils but actually and indeed ALL of the characters both primary and secondary who appear int The Ghost Road are absolutely three dimensional as fortunately and appreciatively Charis Cotter never falls into the trap of portraying the non main protagonists as in any manner one sided as flat andor cardboard like except perhaps Robert Barrett And yes the only reason I am not considering five stars for The Ghost Road is that I personally just cannot all that readily believe that Ruth and Ruby would and should be so accepting and nonchalant about the fact that they were twins separated at birth that they were not a bit annoyed and angry at their birth mothers regarding the fact they were not told they were siblings they were twins and not cousins

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Sts and The Sight and family curses Ruth's cousin Ruby is also staying for the summer and the two discover they have a lot in common they both lost their moms when they were two years old they're the same age and they even like the same food But while Ruby believes in spirits and fairies Ruth believes in science and cold hard factsWhen they find ominous information on some tombstones in the local cemetery Ruth and Ruby start investigating their family's past an. MY REVIEW 45 STARS I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review from Penguin Random House Canada Do not judge a book by it s cover nor should you ever judge a book by it s direct audience age I must admit when I first received the copy of The Ghost Road I was very skeptical I wondered if I would actually enjoy it because young readers or middle school age novels weren t really my thing I find the writing to be too simplistic at times but Charis Cotter has a way with words that made it a perfect blend of middle grade and young adult level of writing The cover may not be the most attractive thing you ve seen but it s really the inside that counts I m serious The Ghost Road follows the tale of Ruth Her mother has passed away since she was very young so she has little to no memory of her Ruth lives in Toronto but during the summer when her father decides to travel overseas to study flowers with his new wife she s sent to Newfoundland and Labrador to meet an aunt and cousin she knows nothing about There s mystery surrounding Ruth s mother Although Ruth s mother grew up in NFL she hardly mentions it to Ruth Ruth knew nothing about the province on the east coast of Canada She didn t know any of the folklore her identical looking cousin Ruby knows so much about and she doesn t know anything about the family history Apparently Ruby s mother was a twin sister of Ruth s sister What was strange was that they both happened to die at the same time and same day Meanwhile Ruth and Ruby look exactly alike and I forget but I think their birthday was significant as well This all built up to the idea that in the family line one twin will be gifted the sight The Sight allows them to see the infamous Ghost Road Meanwhile others can t see it for the life of them It was definitely some spooky and scary stuff that left me turning the pages and wondering what in the world was actually going on I found this book to be so entertaining The chapters were short so it kept me intrigued and wanting to sit through and binge ten chapters at a time And Charis did an amazing job at leaving each chapter on a hook that made you want to read As chapters went on secrets and clues were revealed that allowed readers to piece together an idea of what was going on Of course I didn t And I couldn t pin down the exact answer to things MY RECOMMENDATION Definitely pick this one up for Halloween It s spooky

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D discover that twin girls are born in every generation and every set of twins dies young leaving their children without mothers What's one of the twins always has The Sight and can see the Ghost Road that leads to the mysterious lost settlement of Slippers Cove What happened there What does it have to do with their family And who is the ghostly presence that keeps visiting Ruth late at nightThe answers lie somewhere along the Ghost Road if they can only find i. Why do ghosts haunt Because they have unfinished business Because there is something that keeps them on earth until they have completed their mission Ruth has gone to Newfoundland for the Summer to visit her cousin Ruby who she discovers looks very much like her It is almost as though they are twins But that is not the weirdest thing Because although Ruth doesn t believe in ghosts and visions and having the Sight she starts experiencing the moment she gets to her Aunt Dolly s house starting with a ghost that comes to visit her the first nightWith Ruby s help the two girls learn what the ghost is trying to tell them despite the fact that Ruth keeps saying she doesn t believe in ghosts or curses or any of this stuffAn interesting take on a middle grade ghost story Both Ruth and Ruby seem like very real children set in the 1980s Newfoundland Good descriptions of the landscape and the flowers TheGhostRoad NetGalleyThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review


10 thoughts on “The Ghost Road

  1. says:

    35 stars Ruth goes to stay with her Aunt for the summer After her mother died Ruth would spend the summer with

  2. says:

    When Ruth spends her summer in Newfoundland visiting her deceased mother's family as her father has recently remarried and is on his honeymoon with his new wife this represents not only the first time Ruth has ha

  3. says:

    Canadian writer Charis Cotter starts out The Ghost Road with a strong description of the Maritimes in Canada She describes a lovely setting that includes the natural area cute lighthouses cottage type housing and the coastal shore One of the best lines in the book is You’re walking on a fairy path my love and just because you don’t believe in them doesn’t mean they won’t come after youWe start to get a sense of t

  4. says:

    MY REVIEW 45 STARS I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review from Penguin Random House Canada Do not judge a book by it's cover nor should you ever judge a book by it's direct audience age I must admit when I first received the copy of The Ghost Road I was very skeptical I wondered if I would actually enjoy it because young reader

  5. says:

    I was kindly provided with a review copy from the publisher thanks to LibraryThingReview can also be found on my blogI have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand it was well written and fairly interesting On the other hand I didn't love itRight away I was sucked into the story and immediately intrigued

  6. says:

    Oh goodness Second but far from last book by Cotter I don't even really like ghost stories either Now you my followers know that I r

  7. says:

    Another fantastic atmospheric ghost story from Charis Cotter Satisfies that family curse twins are creepy Irish ghost stories are the best gh

  8. says:

    THE GHOST ROAD tells the tale with engaging text and beautiful illustrations of two girls desperately trying to uncover a secret that has haunted their family for generations Atmospheric and highly suspenseful 55Thank you to the author Pengu

  9. says:

    Why do ghosts haunt? Because they have unfinished business Because there is something that keeps them on earth until they have completed their mission Ruth has gone to Newfoundland for the Summer to visit her co

  10. says:

    I got a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review from Penguin Random House I actually enjoyed reading this book from the very beginning I was hooked up the moment I met bought Ruby and Ruth I was also intrigued with Eldred The pacing and plot twist of this book was good I was able to guess part of it but overall it was nice read It’s definitely a good book for middle graders

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