Ghost Letters

Ghost Letters Stephen Alter
  • Title: Ghost Letters
  • Author: Stephen Alter
  • ISBN: 9781582347394
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ghost Letters Stephen Alter Ghost Letters When two modern day kids discover a grotesque secret in an abandoned mailbox they have no idea they are about to be drawn into a mystery that began on the other side of the world Through the help of
    When two modern day kids discover a grotesque secret in an abandoned mailbox, they have no idea they are about to be drawn into a mystery that began on the other side of the world Through the help of an English genie and a phantom postman, the two children begin to communicate with a young calligrapher s apprentice who lived 125 years ago in a small, Himalayan village WrWhen two modern day kids discover a grotesque secret in an abandoned mailbox, they have no idea they are about to be drawn into a mystery that began on the other side of the world Through the help of an English genie and a phantom postman, the two children begin to communicate with a young calligrapher s apprentice who lived 125 years ago in a small, Himalayan village Writing back and forth, across continents and centuries, the three children eventually realize the possibility of changing history by delivering three letters that were never received The first is a love letter that could have drawn a broken hearted Yankee trader back from his lonely exile in the east The second is a ransom note, and the third, a cryptic missive in a bottle If the three can make sure these lost letters reach those for whom they were intended, love may be restored, the life of a kidnapped child could be saved, and a secret agent might be able to prevent a pointless war.
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    About Stephen Alter


    1. STEPHEN ALTER is the son of American missionaries to the Himalayas, and was raised in India The author of seven books for adults, he is the former Writer in Residence at MIT, and a recipient of a Fulbright grant He currently lives in India with his wife, where he is researching his newest book for adults a behind the scenes look at the world of Bollywood.


    565 Comments


    1. This book has elements that should make up a terrific book a blue bottle that mysteriously carries messages through a 100 year time portal, the ghost of a postman who was killed in a post office fire who delivers mail he never got to deliver in person leaving ashen footprints wherever he goes , and a creepy disembodied skeleton hand that scuttles around snatching things shades of Coraline Sounds downright shivery, right Wrong I wanted to like this book, so why didn t I I have no idea It s built [...]

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    2. Alter, Stephen Ghost Letters, 227 p Bloomsbury, 2008 Gil has been kicked out of his boarding school and sent to live in a big, creepy house with his grandfather until his parents can figure out what to so with him Gil meets Nargis, an Indian girl from India and they stumble immediately upon a peculiar mystery that involves a bony hand that appears when it wants to, a ghostly postman who delivers dead letters and a beautiful blue glass bottle that instantly exchanges messages between Gil and Sika [...]

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    3. Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadTooAfter being expelled from McCauley Prep School, Gil s parents send him to live with his poet grandfather in a small, oceanside town in Massachusetts While exploring the beach one afternoon, Gil finds a blue bottle bobbing on the ocean waves, and, on a whim, writes a note that reads, Help I m stranded on a desert island Save me He puts the note in the bottle, sends it back to the sea, and thinks nothing else of it A hundred years earlier, a young calli [...]

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    4. Diverting but not exactly likable I kept wishing the main character would develop or at least that someone would explicitly call him a quitter page 193 and he was still claiming he can t do anything about anything The author has a tendency to dictate rather than evolve things, so many characters are senselessly dumb I was brought up short a few times by careless phrasing the sun setting over an east facing bay, Mercury in retrograde due to Earth s rotation There is also a mind bending continuity [...]

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    5. In the beginning I found the story a bit bland and almost put it down But as it progressed the story became interesting Its an interesting alternative way of telling a time travel story in which none of the characters actually travels through time Instead the characters from each century communicate with letters via a mailbox The ending is satisfying giving it a nice sense of closure.

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    6. This was an interesting book about letters that never made it to their destination, causing heartbreak, war, and death view spoiler It ends well, using a Djinn to send the letters back in time to the people they needed to get to hide spoiler

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    7. It was kind of boring at first, but we kept reading and it got better It was fun, so i m glad we didn t give up.

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    8. its an awsome book

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    9. This book was a little slow The story line was confusing, and not my favorite It had just enough action to keep me interested, but not enough for me to recommend it to anyone else.

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    10. This was one of several I took home over Christmas break It was fairly lighthearted and adventurous.

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    11. There was a lot of different story lines going on The story was a little confusing I was hoping the characters would be a bit developed, but it was a pretty good book all around.

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