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Katie believed that spending the summer in a quiet little town would be really cool. There'd be new kids to meet and lots of places to explore. But Katie's dream summer quickly turns into a nightmare. The quite little town is practically deserted, and the local kids don't seem too friendly....

Title : Ghosts Beneath Our Feet
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ISBN : 9780590434447
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 137 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Ghosts Beneath Our Feet Reviews

  • Becky
    2019-01-20 06:34

    Back in the day, Betty Ren Wright was right up there with R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike for YA mysteries. I'd never read any of her books though, I'm not sure why, but when I saw this one in my local thrift store for $0.59, I picked it up. For as short as it is, and as big as the font is, it took me forever to read it. Not that this was a bad book, but rather that there was a lot of stuff that didn't really serve any purpose other than to provide length. The one guy has a motorcycle and a bad reputation but nothing ever comes of it and the step-brother is angry and resentful and then all of a sudden he's just not anymore, etc. I know this is a children's book, but it just seemed all over the place, and nothing really came together or worked for me. Meh. 2 stars. It was OK.

  • Erin
    2018-12-30 07:33

    This was one of my favorite books as a child and I was happy to see a copy at the used book store yesterday. This one genuinely scared me when I was little and rereading it was a nice taste of nostalgia. Betty Ren Wright always delivered a bone chilling read perfect for her target audience.

  • Kaitlyn
    2019-01-17 11:43

    Well, that was exceedingly disappointing. Here I thought I was going to get evil coal-mining ghosties. Instead, the ground collapses because of the mines? This wasn't so much a ghost story as it was a story of how different people cope with loss.

  • Charlotte Hunter
    2019-01-14 10:20

    While not one of Wright's best books, GHOSTS BENEATH OUR FEET receives 4 stars from me because she introduces cultural elements that added elements of complexity to an otherwise simple story.Katie, her mother, and her stepbrother, Jay, have arrived in a decrepit mining town to take care of Uncle Frank, an old friend of the family who lives in a decrepit house atop a long-abandoned mine. Thirty years earlier, Uncle Frank's son died in the mine, along with other miners, and an elderly woman in the town warns Katie that the ghosts of these men--knackers, or angry, monstrous ghosts--will emerge on the anniversary of their death. Katie puts her ear to the ground, near Uncle Frank's house, and she hears a groaning noise. In the mine's old entry, the ghost of a young woman appears to warn her of something, and as the days--and nights--pass, this specter appears to Katie in an old mirror in Uncle Frank's house.No one believes Katie sees these things until, on the anniversary of the mining accident, calamity occurs. This is not Wright's best book, but it's far from her worst (which remains, in my mind, THE SCARIEST NIGHT, which isn't). Jay's teen angst seems realistic enough, if dragged out a bit. Katie's mother is poorly drawn; she veers from confident and capable, to frenzied and stressed in ways that seem inappropriate to what's going on. The resolution of the ghostly issue isn't bad, though the creep factor at the end isn't high.

  • Emily
    2019-01-01 06:29

    Katie’s stepfather has just died, and she, her mother, and step-brother move to a fictional small town that I gather is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They will be living with and taking care of Uncle Frank, who is actually no relation to them. Newquay is a former mining town that is currently almost dead. The mine had collapsed 30 years prior, killing several men and giving rise to tales of ‘knackers,’ the ghosts of miners, turned evil and trying to tunnel their way out. Katie does see a ghost, but it’s not a miner and doesn’t seem evil, either. Actually the ghost is quite helpful. Other issues explored in the book include Katie’s stepbrother Jay not feeling welcome in a family that no longer includes his dad, and so becoming a trouble-maker in an effort to get sent away.A fun, quick read. Interesting incorporation of local lore and Cornish customs. Ages 9-12.

  • Kristine Hansen
    2019-01-17 03:22

    Spooky fun which was perfect on the day I read this - a chilly night in October with the wind howling outside my bedroom window.Katie is staying in a spooky old house, one of the few occupied in what's become a ghost town in Northern Wisconsin. If i hadn't been through several such towns years ago I don't know that this story would have affected me the way it did. But what a setting for a ghost story! Something creepy is underneath the ground, and a spectral visitor seems to be warning Katie and her family to leave before it's too late.As I said, it's fun and just scary enough. I love this author for young readers who want a gentle scare.

  • RumBelle
    2019-01-08 03:41

    Betty Ren Wright was always one of my favorite ghost story authors as a child. This book was among my favorites of hers, though I admit, there were others I liked better. :) This story has some classic elements to it. Almost abandoned town, old mine, creaky houses. What I love about Wright's writing is how she gives each of her ghosts a unique history and life. This book, in that respect, is wonderful.

  • Amber dePixi
    2019-01-06 03:35

    I loved this book as a kid, but it's been years since I read it. All I remember off the top of my head is a girl who sees a ghost in the mirror, there's a field full of flowers, an old mine explosion from years ago, and a brother or a stepbrother...Glad I found this book so I can maybe read it again!

  • Felicia
    2018-12-25 08:39

    I loved ghost stories when I was a child. It's all I read. When I was growing up, I would read any book by Betty Ren Wright. Reading this book brought back memories of my childhood. I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend any of her books to anyone.

  • Mary
    2019-01-20 05:24

    I liked this book. It was really, really good. I couldn't put it down. It was like when you got to one chapter, you had to read the next because it was like a mystery. If anybody likes a mystery and doesn't like to put down a book, this is something you can read.

  • Amanda
    2019-01-13 06:34

    This was not the best book by Betty Ren Wright. This book started okay, I liked it until the ending.(Which seem's thats how it is with most books I read.) The ending was really lame and I don't think that well thought out, but I love the rest of the Betty Ren Wright books I have read.

  • Relaynie
    2018-12-26 10:25

    ghosts,small towns,miners,supernatural

  • Jill
    2019-01-01 05:45

    Interesting story, a bit dated, but I'm sure it's popular with young girls.

  • Megan
    2019-01-03 10:35

    Not first reading (date below)

  • Misty
    2018-12-31 06:31

    I love ghost stories and this one really gets your blood pumping and will definitely give you a case of the shivers.

  • Vicki
    2019-01-09 08:33

    A fun book to read. Probably a good 5th or 6th grade book. Some feelings and a rousing end.

  • Cws
    2019-01-22 11:42


  • Kathy Freeman
    2018-12-25 08:38

    A favorite from my childhood.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-24 08:20

    awesomely scary and thrilling.

  • Davraena
    2018-12-26 03:37

    Loved this. My favorite stormy-night-and-a-fire book. Always thought it was funny how they made pizza in this book, putting the cheese on last.

  • Maren
    2019-01-17 11:29

    This is one of the few books I remember reading when I was younger. I remember the images and feelings I had while reading it.

  • Heather Taylor-Naas
    2019-01-06 06:39

    When I was about 10 or 12 I loved the books by Betty Ren Wright. So last month I revisited my childhood. Was still as good as I remembered.

  • Catherine
    2019-01-03 06:29

    This is a quick scary - but not too scary - story. I like the theme of what makes a family that runs throughout it.

  • Sparkler
    2019-01-12 03:22

    I remember reading this, and the second the ghost appeared my dog licked my toe. I jumped 3 feet in the air. XDDD

  • Andy Simoneau
    2019-01-06 09:46

    Ghosts Beneath Our Feet is a ok book. I rate this 3.3 stars. Some parts in the book are useless, some events in the book are boring. At least the ending is good

  • Liz Gibbs
    2019-01-09 08:32

    The part about the ghost was fun, but there was too much family drama between the mom, daughter, and stepson for me to really enjoy it. I suppose it was too realistic in that sense.

  • Emmanuel
    2019-01-04 11:47

    it spoooooooooky! hehehe

  • Katrina Sutton
    2018-12-24 08:48

    I loved this book as a child where there was mystery as well as a ghost story. I rediscovered this book at an used book store and purchased it for my own little girl. Such a great find.

  • StrangeBedfellows
    2019-01-07 09:34

    One of my favorites from when I was a kid. I recommend it for young readers looking for a good ghost story, but it's also an appealing story about a girl struggling with a hard time in her life.

  • D
    2019-01-14 03:34

    I did a book report on this in sixth grade and I remember liking it a lot.