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Grades 4 - 8Grade 4n/a4.052370
Someone’s out to get Sherry’s stepmom. . . .Can she save her before it’s too late?

Did you know that the main campus of the Academy of Spirits is at a Dairy Queen in Phoenix? Me either. Until now. Some weird stuff has been happening to my stepmother, Paula, and the Academy has asked me, Sherry Holmes Baldwin, to get to the bottom of it. They think someone’s trying to hurt her.

I really don’t want to get involved—my life is way too busy. Josh and I are celebrating two blissful months of togetherness. And my best friend, Junie, is finally showing a teeny bit of interest in clothes and makeup after years of brainiac behavior. But being that my mom is a ghost and all, me, my brother, and my dad rely on Paula a lot. So it’s not like I can just ignore what’s going on. Especially since my mom is competing at the Ghostlympics. If she comes in first place, she earns five minutes of Real Time.

And that means I’ve got to get involved in a creepy, freaky mystery.

But . . . I so don’t do spooky.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on December 8, 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0385736045
ISBN-13: 9780385736046
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  • ikyra_marie
    ikyra_marieSunday, March 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    I loved these books!One of the best I have ever read.It's about this girl named Sherry Baldwin and she can detect ghosts.It's a great mystery book that I really enjoyed it.Recomended for all ages, even though it was sort of easy, and for boys and girls even though girls might like it more.So interesting, you have to read the others,(i so don't do famous,i so don't do make-up,and i so don't do mysteries)
    • chocolate5703
      chocolate5703Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm55 stars
      This is one the best books I ever read