Today we are excited to introduce you to Bertie’s Book of Spooky Wonders by Ocelot Emerson.
Bertie’s Book of Spooky Wonders
Twelve-year-old Bertie Blount is great at causing trouble. When she’s forced to leave behind her dad and friends in North Carolina so her mom can marry the most boring optometrist in the world, Bertie has a chance at a fresh start.
But when Bertie arrives in Pennsylvania, she doesn’t just bring trouble; she brings disaster. In a moment of anger, Bertie unwittingly triggers an accident that puts her future stepbrother in a coma.
Broken and desperate to make things right, Bertie prays for a miracle. Instead, the universe gives her a pair of supernatural sunglasses, a wise-cracking doppleganger, and a terrifying ghost that sends Bertie on a dangerous mission to find the one thing that just might save her stepbrother’s life.
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Bertie’s Book of Spooky Wonders Excerpt:
GHOSTS WARNING COMES TRUE
Straining against my seatbelt, I clutched my knees to my chest. Like Alice in Wonderland, I wanted to shrink down so small I could crawl inside the glove box and hide. My shame of what I had done cut so deep, I didn’t want anyone to see me, most especially my mom. When she found out that I was the reason Mac was riding in an ambulance, she would never look at me the same way again.
Mom turned into St. Anne Hospital, and my stomach clenched. Dark thoughts bounced around my brain like a bullet ricochet. Since we’d arrived in Altoona, I had been warning my mom and my dad and the Mortons that something horrible was going to happen.
And now I finally realized the irony behind the ghost’s prophecy. I was the something horrible.
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About the Author: Ocelot Emerson is the freakish result of a mad scientist's experiment gone horribly wrong. Born half magnificent cat, half malicious human, Ocie escaped from the secret International Prison For Wayward Creatures, and into a deep dark woods, only to be captured by a pack of ravenous ghost wolves. In a stroke of good fortune, the Great Spirit Wolves set aside their natural disdain for all things feline and accepted the cat person into their pack, where they taught Ocie how to hunt and tell bizarre yet heartwarming tales. Bertie’s Book of Spooky Wonders is Ocelot’s first novel aimed at feral and phenomenally gifted children. That means you, kid!
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