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The Ghost in Apartment 2R by Denis Markell
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Sep 15, 2020 | ISBN 9780525645740

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[An] affectionate tribute to a richly diverse, close-knit Brooklyn neighborhood and its multigenerational residents.” —Publishers Weekly

A layered chiller that is also a valentine to the story’s setting.” —Booklist

“A diverse, interesting cast . . . hair-raising ghost stories . . . to appeal to fans of comic spookiness.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


A School Library Guild selection 
An Amazon Best Books of the Month Selection

“In this clever debut, Markell takes readers on a clue-filled adventure…[and] maintains an energetic, entertaining balance of character-driven narrative and tricky challenges.” —Publishers Weekly

Highly entertaining…a well-paced read with fully realized and likable characters…[and] should have strong appeal to gamers, fans of video game-based stories, and reluctant readers.” —SLJ

“This book will appeal to a wide audience. Readers who enjoyed Schreiber’s Game Over, Pete Watson will enjoy the video game component; fans of Fitzgerald’s Under the Egg will enjoy reading more about the Monuments Men; detective story aficionados will revel in the inclusion of The Maltese Falcon story. This is a great book to hand to just about any middle grade reader.” —YA Books Central 


“So inventive, and so much fun!” —Wendy Mass, NYT bestselling author of the Candymakers series

“A love letter to a legendary game.” —Michael Northrop, NYT bestselling author of TombQuest

“An epic adventure…for young fans of Stranger Things.” —SLJ

“An exciting new adventure exploring friendship…[with] often humorous commentary on social issues. —Booklist

“Both funny and heartfelt…[it’s] a story that has as much to offer diehard fans as it does newcomers to fantasy role-playing.” —The Bulletin


South Carolina Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2021

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