Bound To Stay Bound

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 Best nerds forever
 Author: Patterson, James

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 246 p., ill., 20 cm

 BTSB No: 704016 ISBN: 9780316500241
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Ghosts -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Future life -- Fiction

Price: $19.28

Summary:
Finn McAllister is a completely normal middle schooler: he hangs out with his friends, plays video games, rides his bike. And then he dies. Now he's a ghost, able to walk through walls and people, and made a new friend, Isabella Rojas, also a ghost. But soon he realizes they can't move on to the afterlife until they discover their unfinished business before it's too late and they're stuck as ghosts forever.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Grabenstein, Chris
 Illustrator: Santoso, Charles


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   Booklist (03/15/21)

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Booklist - 03/15/2021 This latest middle-grade offering from the unstoppable team of Grabenstein and Patterson is a mix of tragedy, comedy, fantasy, and nerdiness. As the story begins, Finn is days away from graduating middle school, cruising along on his bike, when a noisy black van runs him off the road. By page four, Finn realizes he’s, well, dead, but still existing somewhere between the physical world and the afterlife. When his grandfather’s cranky spirit shows up to ferry him to the great beyond, our hero refuses to go, determined to find out who was behind his demise. Soon he meets Izzy, a former schoolmate and fellow spirit, and the pair work together to resolve their untimely deaths. Written with a balanced mix of comedy and insight, this quick read will appeal to a broad base of readers. Relationships and language are natural, and the illustrations lend an added boost of humor. Readers will be rewarded through the very last page!HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: These authors are so in tune with kids, they may be part middle-grader themselves. Purchase multiple copies—this will be popular. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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