Mike is driving home late one night when he inadvertently ends up giving a ride home to a ghost. Upon arriving at her cemetery, he encounters ten other ghoulish kids who are clamoring for audience to tell their stories to. Just a normal night in Chicago, right?
Mike listens to story after spooky story of the untimely demise of these former young people, each from a different time period: the twin girls who perished under mysterious circumstances at the World’s Fair, a meddling teen buried by the world of gangsters and hoarders, a boy who never came out of the abandoned insane asylum he snuck into, a girl smothered by flames and secrets, a brother devoured by his sister’s pets, and more.
Enthralled though he is by all of this, Mike can’t help wondering why, of all people, he is lucky (or unlucky?) enough to get to hear about the ghosts’ unfortunate pasts. Will he be brave enough to find the answer?
Fans of ghost stories and the supernatural will really like this interconnected collection of ghost stories, especially since they are all based on famous urban legends from Chicago. Creepy, kooky, and fun. 208 pages. Ages 13 and up
Recommended by Molly Crumbley, Librarian, Maryland, USA