Throwback Thursday: The Ghost Wore Gray

Throwback Thursday is a new feature at Reading Lark. We'll still be doing some Book Boyfriend Posts and Book BFF Posts on Thursdays as well, but the Larks wanted a little variety on Thursdays. Throwback Thursday will allow us to celebrate some of the reads we loved way back when...

The Ghost Wore Gray
By: Bruce Coville
Release Date: 1988

This was one of my favorite books as a kid. It brought together two of my favorite things: the Civil War and ghosts. I remember rereading this one so many times; my copy was certainly well loved. I also wanted to be Nina Tanleven. She was hilarious, intelligent, and the sort of friend I wanted at that age. This post makes me want to see if I can find my old copy, dust it off, and give it a read. Novels like this one opened up my imagination and made reading fun.

""What A Hunk! Too Bad He's Dead.".."Sixth-grader Nina Tanleven convinced her architect father to let her best friend Chris go with them to stay in the old inn he's restoring. On theafternoon they arrive, the girls find a faded Civil War photograph of a very handsome Confederate soldier. Nina and Chris are stunned when the ghost of the young soldier suddenly appears at the dinner table that night! They realize he's the ghost who they've heard haunts the inn.

When he appears to them again--no one else can see him--Nina and Chris know that the ghost is trying to tell them something. But what? To find out, the girls begin investigating the old country inn. And soon they are swept up in a frightening mystery that began more than one hundred years ago--a mystery involving danger, greed, a hidden room... and a buried treasure!


  1. I loved this book! Bruce Coville is from my hometown (Syracuse) so there was always great interest in his books. He wrote a lot of my favorites. :D


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