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Peeled

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High-school newspaper reporter Hildy Biddle isn't content to just cover school issues. She's drawn to the town's big story--the haunted old Ludlow house. Hildy's efforts to find out who is really haunting the place isn't making her popular.

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Hildy Biddle is a sixteen year old junior at Banesville High. Her dream is to become a journalist and follow in her deceased father's footsteps. She lives in a small town in the heart of apple country. Lives revolve around apples and of course the Apple Blossom Festival. The biggest news so far for Hildy is the Apple Blossom Queen's sudden illness. That is until strange things are reported to be happening at the Old Ludlow Place, the towns own haunted house. Hildy doesn't believe things are as they seem and she sets out to find the truth. her biggest obstacle as she attempts this is the local paper "The Bee". When "The Core", the school paper is forced to close by the local paper, they create an underground newspaper. From here they find out the truth. This is an excellent book for kids to read. It is a demonstration of how those in power can use the media to push forth their own agenda. I've enjoyed Joan Baur's books and this is another example of good literature that I can recommend to my students. I have to say I really liked the cover and title. They went well together. When we read a story in the paper we must often peel away the layers to get to the truth of the story.

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High-school newspaper reporter Hildy Biddle isn't content to just cover school issues. She's drawn to the town's big story--the haunted old Ludlow house. Hildy's efforts to find out who is really haunting the place isn't making her popular. Hildy Biddle wants something monumental to happen so she can finally prove herself to be more than a high school journalist. The problem? Her town?s biggest story stars a ghost, which is not an easy interview. But while the local paper is playing up people?s fears with shocking headlines of creepy happenings, Hildy is determined to discover what?s really going on. Unfortunately, her desire to uncover the truth is starting to cause a stir. With rumors swirling and tensions high, can Hildy push past all the hype and find out the real truth?

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Publisher
Penguin Young Readers Group
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
256
Author
Joan Bauer
ISBN-13
9780142414309
Publication Date
June, 2009
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.20 x 5.50 x 0.70 Inches
ISBN-10
0142414301

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Hildy Biddle is a sixt...
Hildy Biddle is a sixteen year old junior at Banesville High. Her dream is to become a journalist and follow in her deceased father's footsteps. She lives in a small town in the heart of apple country. Lives revolve around apples and of course the Apple Blossom Festival. The biggest news so far for Hildy is the Apple Blossom Queen's sudden illness. That is until strange things are reported to be happening at the Old Ludlow Place, the towns own haunted house. Hildy doesn't believe things are as they seem and she sets out to find the truth. her biggest obstacle as she attempts this is the local paper "The Bee". When "The Core", the school paper is forced to close by the local paper, they create an underground newspaper. From here they find out the truth. This is an excellent book for kids to read. It is a demonstration of how those in power can use the media to push forth their own agenda. I've enjoyed Joan Baur's books and this is another example of good literature that I can recommend to my students. I have to say I really liked the cover and title. They went well together. When we read a story in the paper we must often peel away the layers to get to the truth of the story.
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Peeled was not such a ...
Peeled was not such a great book it started of very slow. I didn't like it gave it 1 star. It was not the best book. He book itself was about a town having a annual fair and the crown the town queen. This girl in the book is telling you about what you do around here in this town. But when she wants to put out a story about a ghost in the town and the people in the town start to freak out because of the story. It sound like a very good book but it starts off very slow and it doesn't get you want to read It more. that's why I gave it 1 star.
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Hildy Biddle is a sixt...
Hildy Biddle is a sixteen year old junior at Banesville High. Her dream is to become a journalist and follow in her deceased father's footsteps. She lives in a small town in the heart of apple country. Lives revolve around apples and of course the Apple Blossom Festival. The biggest news so far for Hildy is the Apple Blossom Queen's sudden illness. That is until strange things are reported to be happening at the Old Ludlow Place, the towns own haunted house. Hildy doesn't believe things are as they seem and she sets out to find the truth. her biggest obstacle as she attempts this is the local paper "The Bee". When "The Core", the school paper is forced to close by the local paper, they create an underground newspaper. From here they find out the truth. This is an excellent book for kids to read. It is a demonstration of how those in power can use the media to push forth their own agenda. I've enjoyed Joan Baur's books and this is another example of good literature that I can recommend to my students. I have to say I really liked the cover and title. They went well together. When we read a story in the paper we must often peel away the layers to get to the truth of the story.
Most helpful negative review
Peeled was not such a ...
Peeled was not such a great book it started of very slow. I didn't like it gave it 1 star. It was not the best book. He book itself was about a town having a annual fair and the crown the town queen. This girl in the book is telling you about what you do around here in this town. But when she wants to put out a story about a ghost in the town and the people in the town start to freak out because of the story. It sound like a very good book but it starts off very slow and it doesn't get you want to read It more. that's why I gave it 1 star.
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Hildy Biddle is a sixt...

Hildy Biddle is a sixteen year old junior at Banesville High. Her dream is to become a journalist and follow in her deceased father's footsteps. She lives in a small town in the heart of apple country. Lives revolve around apples and of course the Apple Blossom Festival. The biggest news so far for Hildy is the Apple Blossom Queen's sudden illness. That is until strange things are reported to be happening at the Old Ludlow Place, the towns own haunted house. Hildy doesn't believe things are as they seem and she sets out to find the truth. her biggest obstacle as she attempts this is the local paper "The Bee". When "The Core", the school paper is forced to close by the local paper, they create an underground newspaper. From here they find out the truth. This is an excellent book for kids to read. It is a demonstration of how those in power can use the media to push forth their own agenda. I've enjoyed Joan Baur's books and this is another example of good literature that I can recommend to my students. I have to say I really liked the cover and title. They went well together. When we read a story in the paper we must often peel away the layers to get to the truth of the story.

Hildy Biddle is a sixt...

Hildy Biddle is a sixteen year old junior at Banesville High. Her dream is to become a journalist and follow in her deceased father's footsteps. She lives in a small town in the heart of apple country. Lives revolve around apples and of course the Apple Blossom Festival. The biggest news so far for Hildy is the Apple Blossom Queen's sudden illness. That is until strange things are reported to be happening at the Old Ludlow Place, the towns own haunted house. Hildy doesn't believe things are as they seem and she sets out to find the truth. her biggest obstacle as she attempts this is the local paper "The Bee". When "The Core", the school paper is forced to close by the local paper, they create an underground newspaper. From here they find out the truth. This is an excellent book for kids to read. It is a demonstration of how those in power can use the media to push forth their own agenda. I've enjoyed Joan Baur's books and this is another example of good literature that I can recommend to my students. I have to say I really liked the cover and title. They went well together. When we read a story in the paper we must often peel away the layers to get to the truth of the story.

This book was really g...

This book was really good, a real mystery, i loved it. It really  keeps you on the edge but moved at a really slow pace. Some parts were kind of confusing but made sence if you kept reading. I would recomend this book to anybody that likes mystery or ghoast books.

Most of all, I love th...

Most of all, I love the characters! I love Hildy's passsion and her journalistic integrity. I love the character of Minska, who grew up in Communist Poland, and her relationship with Hildy and her friends. And I love the stern character of Baker Polton and his slew of wonderful journalistic tidbits. Some of the situations were a little "too much" like Pen Piedmont's editorials, the antics of the nefarious mayor, and the kids' opportune glomming on to a professional newspaperman for their new advisor, but it was still a fun read and I'm going to read more of Joan Bauer's books.

Joan Bauer is a writer...

Joan Bauer is a writer, as her main character Hildy Biddle says of her journalist father, "you want to read all the way through." This touching and humorous story about a high school journalist who stands up against the corrupt developer who wants to destroy her proud little apple-growing community has a big heart and a lot to say about the nature of truth. The main character is a spunky girl who values hard work and brains, and I really liked that. There's a little bit of romance, a little bit of mystery, and even a little bit of revolution. The one complaint I have is that, at times, the book seems to skim along the surface a bit (in a bare bones journalistic style), and I wish we could linger, sink down into the relationships a bit. The characters outside of Hildy are fairly one-dimensional, and there are a lot of details about them that fall to the wayside in the focused plot of tracking down the clues and getting sources on the record. Overall, though, a book I will heartily recommend to my students.

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