Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith

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The summer before Troy Stotts turns seventeen, his mother dies. Troy and his father barely speak, communicating instead by writing notes on a legal pad by the phone. Troy spends most of his time with his closest friends: Tom Buller, brash and fearless, the son of a drunk; Gabe Benavidez, smart enough to know he’ll never take over the family ranch; and Gabe’s sister, Luz, whose family overprotects her, and who Troy has loved since they were children.

           Troy and his friends don’t want trouble. They want this to be the summer of what Troy calls “ghost medicine,” when time seems to stop, so they won’t have to face the past or the future. But before the summer is over, their paths will cross in dangerous and fateful ways with people who will change their lives: Rose, a damaged derelict who lives with a flock of wild horses and goats; and Chase Rutledge, the arrogant sheriff’s son.

           Troy and his friends want to disappear. Instead, they will become what they least expect —brothers, lovers, heroes, and ghosts.


 

About Andrew Smith

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Andrew Smith is the author of the novels Ghost Medicine, In the Path of Falling Objects, Stick, and Passenger, which will be published in October 2012 and is the sequel to his acclaimed novel, The Marbury Lens, which was the winner of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year, and praised by Booklist as “a read that is as disorienting as it is daring” in a starred review. Andrew Smith lives in the mountains outside of Los Angeles with his family. Visit him online at www.ghostmedicine.com.
 
Published September 2, 2008 by Feiwel & Friends. 376 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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To escape the ghosts lurking between him and his father after his mother’s death, 16-year-old Troy Stotts takes a job working for his crush Luz’s father and spends his free time with his optimistic best friend, Tommy Buller, fixing up town recluse Rose’s decrepit house.

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Each of their brushes with danger—a rattlesnake attack, a predatory mountain lion—they commemorate with tattoos and rituals in homage to the mysterious force they call “ghost medicine.” The intrepid Troy—who, in the beginning of the book, reads sections of The Idiot and Jude the Obscure while h...

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