Synopses & Reviews
Somethingas rotten in the heart of apple country
Hildy Biddle dreams of being a journalist. A reporter for her high school newspaper, The Core, sheas just waiting for a chance to prove herself. Not content to just cover school issues, Hildyas drawn to the townas big storyathe haunted old Ludlow house. On the surface, Banesville, USA, seems like such a happy place, but lately, eerie happenings and ghostly sightings are making Hildy take a deeper look.
Her efforts to find out who is really haunting Banesville isnat making her popular, and she starts wondering if sheas cut out to be a journalist after all. But she refuses to give up, because, hopefully, the truth will set a few ghosts free.
Peeled is classic Joan Bauer, featuring a strong heroine, and filled with her trademark witty dialogue, and problems and people worth standing up to.
A-peeling all around! School Library Journal
Sharp pacing and an intriguing premise....She stocks her work with strong, sage women, the elements for a budding romance and plenty of funny moments. ùPublishers Weekly, starred review
Hildy Biddle wants something monumental to happen so she can finally prove herself to be more than a high school journalist. The problem? Her town?s biggest story stars a ghost, which is not an easy interview. But while the local paper is playing up people?s fears with shocking headlines of creepy happenings, Hildy is determined to discover what?s really going on. Unfortunately, her desire to uncover the truth is starting to cause a stir. With rumors swirling and tensions high, can Hildy push past all the hype and find out the real truth?
High-school newspaper reporter Hildy Biddle isn't content to just cover school issues. She's drawn to the town's big story--the haunted old Ludlow house. Hildy's efforts to find out who is really haunting the place isn't making her popular.
About the Author
Joan Bauer lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.