Ghostcloud by Michael Mann

352 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced


Kidnapped and forced to shovel coal underneath a half-bombed, blackened power station, 12-year-old Luke's life is miserable. Then, he discovers he can see things others can't. Ghostly things. Specifically, a ghost-girl named Alma. Alma, who can ri...

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Community Reviews Summary of 49 reviews


adventurous 92%
mysterious 69%
dark 46%
hopeful 46%
tense 38%
emotional 30%
inspiring 30%
lighthearted 23%
funny 15%


medium 71%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 90% | Character: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 60% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 10%

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