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The Ghost, The Rat, and Me
The Ghost, The Rat, and Me, Robyn Gioia
Nancy Drew move over.
Here comes Bell and Temple!

Eighth-grade sleuth, Campbell Olson, wanted to be class president. What she got was a dead rat, a clue, and a ghost from the past. Things aren’t the same when your best friend dies in a car accident. But when your best friend, Temple, comes back as a ghost to help you solve a case, life definitely becomes better. You’ll love him. He’s a funny, opinionated, cool nerd who doesn’t quite have the hang of being a ghost. When I, Campbell (Bell) Olson, decided to run for eighth-grade president, I didn’t expect my opponent to be Will Tuffy, the most obnoxious boy at school. I especially didn’t expect the race to start with a dead rat on my doorstep! That was the easy part. From there, things got worse and my case went from being a mystery, to a dangerous trail of clues. This is my tale of the ghost, the rat, and me. Bell Olson

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The Ghost, The Rat, and Me: 

• Episode One: now available
• Episode Two: now available
• Episode Three: now available

"A mystery with a supernatural angle has got to be the greatest idea ever! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It's a clever mystery with a spitfire protagonist; fun supporting characters; an entertaining plot; and an engaging voice. I was struck many times by the humor and emotion. Best of all, this book is a wholesome--I feel it will really appeal to teachers and involved parents and happy kids who are getting tired of all the edgy, shocking stuff out there. This is a feel-good book, and the story made me laugh out loud many times. The author's voice and prose drew me in at the first line and I stayed up all night reading. Highly recommended!"

"This is frustrating because it ended to soon and left me wanting more. Hope the next episode comes out soon. (Just read next book should be out in Mar.)

This is not the usual cast of students running for class president.The two that are chosen to run are one a rich jock who is always flirting with all the females. The other a girl who lives with her grandfather. Campbell lost her best friend four months ago. He died saving a little girl. Now he is back. He can't interfer with her destiny. He is a smart boy who likes to tease her.


Someone left her a dead rat on her front porch telling her to meet at night in the cemetary or else he will poison the ducks. She is supposed to come alone. Temple comes with her part of the way but he hides. She is attacked. She is sure that it is Will tuffy her rival for class president.


​Campbell has a lot against her and only Temple on her side and he is not supposed to interfere.It is funny especially Temple. You want things to go better for Campbell than it has so far. It leaves you wanting to see what happens next with Campbell,Temple and even Will. Is Will really behind the threats?I was lost in the relationship between Temple and Campbell.


It took a lot of convincing that Temple was really back. They fight,tease and remember the good times. I admit to sharing a few tears."

"Without giving too much of the story away, just think Nancy Drew teaming up with The Ghost & Mrs. Muir.

I love a twisted mystery that leaves the reader clues along the way and to have a ghost as your buddy through it all just adds to the cool factor. The Ghost, The Rat, and Me, is a fun read that will keep you guessing all the way through."

"As a school librarian, I am always searching for books to recommend to my students. This book is one that will come highly recommended! The author's understanding and use of daily life situations for children, combined with supernatural ideas make this book phenomenal! I am considering reading this book with my book club!"