Sunday, October 17, 2010

Haint Misbehavin by Maureen Hardegree

Back Cover Blurb

Sisters.  Boys.  School.  She has enough trouble to deal with.  Then the first ghost showed up.  Life just got supernatural for Heather Tildy.

Heather's Ghost Handling Rules

  • Even if you're really old, like fourteen, and you just got your period, imaginary friends ARE ghosts.  Don't let anyone tell you different.
  • Ghosts don't always want to move on.  They like to hang out with you.  And they're not, like, always hunky and dreamy like the Jonas Brothers or Justin Beiber or whoever.
  • If a ghost wants to, she or he can jump inside your body.  Which is seriously weird.
  • A ghost handler's job is to help the ghost resolve something that is keeping him/her in this limbo between worlds.  It's like being stuck in the mall on a Monday.
  • Ghosts sometimes are here to help you learn something, too, but they don't just, like, tell you.  They make you figure it out.
  • If the ghost does two nice things for you, the ghost can go wherever you go totally without your permission.  Can you say super-duper sucks? 


It’s hard enough being fourteen years old without having ghosts bugging you for stuff. Heather Tildy can’t escape them; she’s a ghost magnet, a natural “ghost handler” and so the spookies not only demand her advice, they meddle in her life. Which makes family stuff, boys, and highschool even weirder than they already are. Welcome to The Ghost Handler Series, following Heather’s adventures as BFTG—a Best Friend To Ghosts

Thanks to Bell Bridge Books I was able to review in ebook form, Haint Misbehavin by Maureen Hardegree.

What I Can Tell You:  As hard as it is for me to review ebooks (I hate reading at the computer), I really loved this book. It took me longer than usual to finish it but enjoyed every bit.

Haint Misbehavin', Book One of the Ghost Handler series. Poor Heather, I felt so bad for her. She is like all of us at 14, feeling weird, crushing on older boys, hanging with her friends, putting on her favorite Lipsmacker; the only difference is....Heather has a ghost following her. Amy has a naughty streak and enjoys seeing Heather squirm.

This is a fun, witty book that girls between the age of 13 and up will love!

I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

There are 12 parts expected for the series. Love long term books for preteens and young adults, as it keeps them reading.

4 out of 5 stars.


  1. That sounds like a cute book, but I'm like you--I hate ebooks!

  2. I can't stand EBooks, and refuse them now. This book does look good though. Not enough for me to Ebook it but enough I may look for a hard copy.
    Great review Maria. Nothing amateur about it.


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