Gordon Korman's next stand-alone novel, a fun, funny ghost story about a nobody kid who becomes a somebody while helping a ghost right a wrong from the past. When 12-year-old Cooper Vega moves for the third time in five years, he receives a state-of-the-art smartphone to help him stay in touch with old friends. He's had phones before, but this one is buggy and unpredictable. When a boy named Roderick Northrop communicates with him through the phone, Cooper realizes that his phone isn't buggy at all; the thing is haunted!
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by Gordon Korman
"Gordon Korman never fails to create likable characters whom kids can relate to, and narrator Jonathan Todd Ross brings them to life with sympathy and humor. In a town called Stratford, new kid Cooper Vega and his seventh-grade class are preparing to perform ROMEO AND JULIET. As Cooper struggles to fit in, he discovers that his phone is haunted by the ghost of an Elizabethan printer's apprentice named Roderick. The sixteenth-century ghost in the machine becomes Cooper's first friend in his new town, and hilarious adventures ensue as Roddy enthusiastically embraces modern life. Ross's rendition of Roddy's "fancy British accent" and Cooper's attempts to "speaketh" Elizabethan English to his new friend are funny and endearing at the same time. S.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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