The Ghosts of Ashbury High

The Ghosts of Ashbury High By Jaclyn Moriarty, The Ghosts of Ashbury High Bestselling author Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a deliciously thrilling senior year This is the story of Amelia and Riley bad kids from bad Brookfield High who have transferred to Ash
  • Title: The Ghosts of Ashbury High
  • Author: Jaclyn Moriarty
  • ISBN: 9780545069731
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Ghosts of Ashbury High By Jaclyn Moriarty, Bestselling author Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a deliciously thrilling senior year This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High, who have transferred to Ashbury High for senior year They ve been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night and sleep through school all day And Ashbury can t get enough of theBestselling author Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a deliciously thrilling senior year This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High, who have transferred to Ashbury High for senior year They ve been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night and sleep through school all day And Ashbury can t get enough of them But strange things are happening at Ashbury this year Emily Thompson is certain that a ghost is haunting the Art Rooms There are nonstop parties at Lydia Jaackson Oberman s house Toby Mazzerati has taken an unusually strong interest in local history And the new kids are hiding a secret that could ruin than just senior year.Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, locked doors, femmes fatales, and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realize that the future s come to get you.
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    1. Jaclyn Moriarty

      Jaclyn Moriarty is an Australian writer of young adult literature.She studied English at the University of Sydney, and law at Yale University and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD.She is the younger sister of Liane Moriarty She was previously married to Canadian writer Colin McAdam, and has a son, Charlie She currently lives in Sydney.

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    1. Every time I ve read Jaclyn Moriarty s books, I think Oooh, this book is just so delicious that I can t imagine she s ever going to think up such awesomely wonderful sentences again But I keep getting proven wrong Dreaming of Amelia took me longer to read because I kept pausing to re read sentences, they just feel so good in my brain However, I am determined to maintain my fan girl tendencies and try to bring you a dignified review Some info about the book The story s told in a series of student [...]

    2. Original Review HEREIt was a dark and stormy night when I started reading The Ghosts of Ashbury High The rain fell torrentially and the trees outside rattled against my window occasionally The house was silent and I was all alone The lights in the street were out and I was reading by candlelight ok, not really, but just go with the flow Reader Hear the truth of my words I had a strong sense of foreboding and a feeling of impending DOOM right after the first few pages and I felt I could faint at [...]

    3. Another winner from Moriarty Seriously, I love the Ashbury series It has these quirky but not too quirky characters and just the right mix of humour, family issues, friendship, romance and suspense While I would say that I liked Feeling Sorry For Celia and Finding Cassie Crazy a tiny bit better, Dreaming of Amelia brought back some of my favourite characters Lydia and Seb , but also introduced new ones I grew to love It is a big book over 500 pages and slightly different in style from the first [...]

    4. I have a strange relationship with Jaclyn Moriarty I like her books, but I think they are full of a special maybe Australian weirdness The Ghosts of Ashbury High is no exception.This book is the 4th about Ashbury High the other 3 are in chronological order Feeling Sorry for Celia A Novel, The Year Of Secret Assignments and The Murder Of Bindy Mackenzie , but it s not a series, each book can be read independently, even though the cast of characters is pretty much the same.At the center of the sto [...]

    5. All three books by Jaclyn Moriarty that I have read until now were a good mixture of a lot of fun and humor often kindled by the changing perspectives , good, good writing Mrs Moriarty really makes me believe different persons must have composed the different points of view instead of just her , close observation and some tragedy In Amelia the tragedy ingredient came in larger portions into the mix I would label the book as sad but not hopeless Also a lot of mystery was stirred in, since, as the [...]

    6. Before you begin reading The Ghosts of Ashbury High, put all those expectations you may have about how a book is written on a shelf somewhere You can pick them up later when you re back to reading regular books.Good Now that that s done, I can tell you about Jaclyn Moriarty and the Ashbury High books Feeling Sorry for Celia, The Year of Secret Assignments, The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie These four books aren t sequels, but they do revolve around the same high school and involve characters who ten [...]

    7. WHAT IS IT ABOUT Although Jaclyn Moriarty s young adult novel The Ghosts of Ashbury High is the fourth installment in the Ashbury Brookfield series, it also works great as a stand alone In the final year of high school, Amelia and Riley, a mysterious couple, transfer to Ashbury High and soon become an obsession of their curious classmates Who are they Where are they from What do they want But Amelia and Riley is not the only mystery at Ashbury High this year Emily, a girl from the popular best f [...]

    8. I wanted this book so badly that I made my boyfriend order it for me from Australia.Screw you, United States I ain t waitin six months Anyway, so the edition I read was called Dreaming of Amelia although you can bet your sweet bippy I ll be getting this Ghost of Ashbury High edition as soon as it comes out , so let s take it from there.Altogether, I didn t like it as much as my beloved Murder of Bindy Mackenzie But, I mean, come on That s impossible to do And I still devoured this book Devoured [...]

    9. It didn t seem so at first, but this was a worthwhile read Of course it was going to be, Jaclyn Moriarty is one of my to buy authors I wasn t too worried The beginning was a bit disheartening I didn t feel drawn into the story until after the 100 page mark The series once again takes a new route, this time one with ghosts It s the final year for the Ashbury students and their HSC English exams and assignments on gothic fiction make up almost the entirety of the book Emily s back with a bubbly ta [...]

    10. I admit, I really though Jaclyn Moriarty had lost her stride with this one The entire ghost plotline just didn t appeal to me and I didn t think it was a good device for telling the story of the final year at Ashbury Thankfully, the last fourth of the book completely made up for any misgivings I may have had and we were able to say good bye to the students of Ashbury justly I wish there was a secret fifth book detailing everyone s first year at university and through a wild twist of fate Emily a [...]

    11. Riley and Amelia have been a couple since they were fourteen years old They are mysterious and beautiful and immediately cause a stir upon their arrival as Year 12 scholarship students at the exclusive private school in Castle Hill, Australia, Ashbury High No one seems to know anything about these two, but everyone is noticing them and wants to be noticed by them Even best friends Emily, Lydia, and Cassie Emily, resident Drama Queen, quickly becomes obsessed with all things Riley and Amelia her [...]

    12. Wowwwwwwww excuse me while i gather up all the pieces of my heart and sob like a baby.I cant give this anything less than 5 stars It has everything you could ever want from a book.

    13. Okay, I admit it That at the beginning of the book when nothing seemed to be connecting, I was concerned that I wouldn t like this 480 pg book When I love a book, I welcome 400 and 500 pages, but since it started slow for me, I started to dread the pages of Ashbury High I m so glad I stuck to it If I hadn t, I wouldn t have been able to tell you how wonderful this story was I ve never read anything like it It was so creative, I m even subconsciously partly writing this review the way some of her [...]

    14. DREAMING OF AMELIA is set in the world of Ashbury High where our beloved Lyd, Cass Em are facing their final year of high school The girls want to make this their best year yet but things are thrown into discourse after their rival school, Brookfield High is asked to share the stage in their final school play.The students are also utterly captivated by an inseparable pair of scholarship students, Amelia Riley who seem to do everything in their power to appear mysterious and secretive but nothing [...]

    15. Another swell one from Jaclyn Moriarty One of the things I liked most about this last book in the Ashbury High series I think it s the last, which makes me sad , is that we got a sense of the teachers through their own letters notes documents, and not just through the eyes of the students I always liked Mr Botherit, but it was mostly because his name made me laugh Now I can add him to the list of characters that I love from this series.Amongst all the silliness and windingly crazy plotlines of t [...]

    16. I cannot praise this book enough Jaclyn Moriarty has once again proven herself to be clever, AMAZING, awesome, a wonderful writer, and extremely creative I mean, COME ON, who else could write a book like this and pull it off too Because it was pulled off brilliantly I mean, at first, I was getting sort of bored mainly of Tom Kincaid and the randomness of it all Plus, I kept on wondering how someone could write so much on their HSC Exam Seriously But once I got over that, and the book got terribl [...]

    17. Now I m a huge fan of Jaclyn Moriarty I love her flawed and sometimes hilarious characters and the format she uses such as letters, diaries etc, but Dreaming of Amelia I wasn t as happy with I was than pleased to hear from Em and Lydia, but to have Seb and Lydia split up, and Charlie split up from Em living in Singapore It wasn t just that though, I don t think this book in the series flowed as coherently as the others It was told through their HSC exams, blogs and minutes from meetings of the [...]

    18. Oh man, Moriarty has done it again.I love mysteries, and her books always keep my guessing until the very end I figured out the biggest one in the book a page before it was revealed, which is perfect as it shows how Moriarty created and maintained suspense throughout the novel, while still giving her readers clues Every question that came up and there were many was resolved by the end of the novel, and though of some of the answers really surprised me, they were all believable I love a good plot [...]

    19. I absolutely loved Jaclyn Moriarty s previous novels, and Dreaming of Amelia is no exception I loved the format told through memoirs written as part of the gothic fiction elective in the HSC English exam from multiple viewpoints of Year Twelve students at Ashbury High I love that it s a companion novel to a few of Moriarty s previous titles including Finding Cassie Crazy I love revisiting all the same characters.Dreaming of Amelia is just the right balance of spooky and hilariously funny I love [...]

    20. This is The Book That Has Everything.As an epistolary novel from an author who loves to lull you into amusement before shocking the crap out of you, this book features a convoluted, sometimes overlapping sometimes contradictory sometimes confusing sometimes enigmatic sometimes curiously misdirected narrative compiled in the various communications of many characters Much of the story is told in assignments given to the students tell the story of your term in a ghost story tell the story of your j [...]

    21. Honestly, I really need to read this series again I had so much fun with it I remember this one being not quite up to scratch, but still enjoyable Jaclyn Moriarty just created such wonderful characters throughout this series, I could have gone on reading them for years.

    22. I ve been an avid fan of Jaclyn Moriarty since I read her first novel, Feeling Sorry for Celia, when I was thirteen I ve always liked the epistolary style of writing and Moriarty is one of the few authors who can pull this off successfully, in my opinion Dreaming of Amelia is a particularly unique version of this style of story telling in that the majority of it is written in the form of an English exam Although this is intersperced with emails, blog posts and letters, for the most part of the s [...]

    23. After reading a handful of rave reviews I got very excited about The Ghosts of Ashbury High a few weeks ago and committed myself to reading it very soon I went out and bought it shortly after Ana over at The Book Smuggler s glowing review and wow factor rating of a perfect 10 I d never read anything else by Jaclyn Moriarty or anything in the loosely connected Ashbury Brookfield series Many readers loved it without ever reading anything else by Jaclyn Moriarty, so I wasn t worried and decided to [...]

    24. Dreaming of Amelia is the kookiest book I have ever read and that can only be a good thing It is the story of a whole cast of characters and not particularly about any single one of them Yes, the title has Amelia s name but she is not exactly the main character She is the mystery to be solved if you like The story revolves around the lives of teens who attend Ashbury High School, a private school in New South Wales, Australia Specifically, they live in the town of Castle Hill The format of this [...]

    25. This book makes me feel like one of those kids who can manage to say something extremely awkward and make it unawkward At least, that s what the dramatics make me feel like And Jaclyn s characters are just so franks and insouciant and carefree I believe the word I m looking for is refreshing i I I especially love Em Em, you are ja shining beacon of life amidst seriousness of humanity Did you hear that You know the Joint Ashbury Brookfield Art Exhibition .It happened at the end of last term and e [...]

    26. Words cannot express how much I love Jaclyn Moriarty s books They re fresh, witty, sarcastic, creative, and utterly unique written in a multitude of forms, from letters to emails to post its and bulletin board notices The Ghosts of Ashbury High is written mostly in the form of projects on gothic fiction written by various students at Ashbury, including some very familiar faces.I was a little surprised to find that the two mysterious transfer students themselves weren t as prominently featured as [...]

    27. Now this is a first for me, wanting to abandon a book for the first 200 pages, and then giving it 5 I had a hard time getting into The Ghosts of Ashbury High and couldn t imagine how such apparently disparate storylines were ever going to come together to make sense Well, I m glad, for once, of my habit of sticking with a book until the end, no matter what I did go back to the beginning to re read some passages, once I had the whole picture, and I felt kind of sheepish for missing on clues and n [...]

    28. I m a huge fan of Jaclyn Moriarty s The Year of Secret Assignments, so I was very excited to have snagged a copy of The Ghosts of Ashbury High at internship I was surprised on how big the book was, but I was determined to read it anyways Length usually does not faze me.I was definitely not used to Moriarty s style of writing It s been a while since I read The Year of Secret Assignments, so I was not prepared for it Around 200 pages in, I confess that I skipped to the end at around page 400 becau [...]

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