Ghost Medicine




      Ghost Medicine
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. Read Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith – bluevapours.co.uk

Andrew Smith is the author of Winger, Grasshopper Jungle, The Alex Crow, 100 Sideways Miles, and Rabbit Robot, among others Exile from Eden Or, After the Hole, the long awaited sequel to Grasshopper Jungle, is coming from Simon Schuster on September 24, 2019.

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      Ghost Medicine
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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Ghost Medicine
  • Andrew Smith
  • English
  • 22 April 2018
  • 0312375573

10 thoughts on “ Ghost Medicine

  1. Kelly says:

    For 30 years, I ve called GHOST MEDICINE author Andrew Smith my friend We wrote for our high school newspaper together, and we were the best kind of best friends We lost contact for a time, but once the friendship was renewed, I asked him, Where is the novel What novel he said GHOST MEDICINE was the eventual answer to my continued prodding It is a tender and serious work of fiction, as I d secretly supposed To begin to understand the story of 16 year old Troy Stotts before you ve read For 30 years, I ve called GHOST MEDICINE author Andrew Smith my friend We wrote for our high school newspaper together, and we were the best kind of best friends We lost contact for a time, but once the friendship was renewed, I asked him, Where is the novel What novel he said GHOST MEDICINE was the eventual answer to my continued prodding It is a tender and serious work of fiction, as I d secretly supposed To begin to understand the story of 16 year old Troy Stotts before you ve read the novel, picture a Gary Paulsen character on horse...

  2. Bethany says:

    the angel is sleeping in the woods Ghost Medicine is a soft rural story about a young man named Troy Stotts who lives up in the mountains with his solemn quiet father and his loyal horse Reno You could call Troy a cowboy, from his thoroughbred horse, to his black Stetson hat, to the beautiful land he calls his home But he s quite a peculiar one he completely refuses to wear cowboy boots, barely wears belts, and looks skinnier and scrawnier than any boy you ve ever seen his age though he sthe angel is sleeping in the woods Ghost Medicine is a soft rural story about a young man named Troy Stotts who lives up in the mountains with his solemn quiet father and his loyal horse Reno You could call Troy a cowboy, from his thoroughbred horse, to his black Stetson hat, to the beautiful land he calls his home But he s quite a peculiar one he completely refuses to wear cowboy boots, barely wears belts, and looks skinnier and scrawnier than any boy you ve ever seen his age though he s anything but scrawny This takes place the summer after Troy s mother dies He had already lost one family member, his brother when they were younger Troy sets out on his horse to a lone cabin in the mountains, where he will try to stay as long as he can, to get away from everything And he copes well, surviving off of the fish he catches in the pond, Reno to keep him company, and two books to keep him occupied It isn t un...

  3. Danielle says:

    I had a hard time getting into this book in the beginning it was very difficult to tell what was happening and when The past and present seemed to be represented at the same time It is also one of those books that is a tragedy and the author lets you know right away what is going to happen I usually don t like books like that But I decided to give it a chance anyway because he is a local author I was horribly disappointed Here is another book that has only one female character who causes I had a hard time getting into this book in the beginning it was very difficult to tell what was happening and when The past and present seemed to be represented at the same time It is also one of those books that is a tragedy and the author lets you know right away what is going to happen I usually don t like books like that But I decided to give it a chance anyway because he is a local author I was horribly disappointed He...

  4. Shaun Hutchinson says:

    I ve read three of Andrew Smith s books now I think this might be my favorite It s quieter than The Marbury Lens, and less action oriented than In The Path Of Falling Objects It s just a quiet story about three boys who go up a mountain and never return Saying anythan that would be a disservice.

  5. Brenda says:

    Troy Stotts loves to ride his horse up into the mountains to get away from his worries.but trouble still finds him We first meet Troy right after the death of his mother and quickly learn that for Stotts, nothing can heal like a nice long ride and a couple of days camping out by the river We also learn about his three best friends Tom who shows no fear and is always up for a reason to be away from his drunken father Gabe who is shy and timid and Luz who is tough and beautiful and the Troy Stotts loves to ride his horse up into the mountains to get away from his worries.but trouble still finds him We first meet Troy right after the death of his mother and quickly learn that for Stotts, nothing can heal like a nice long ride and a couple of days camping out by the river We also learn about his three best friends Tom who shows no fear and is always up for a reason to be away from his drunken father Gabe who is shy and timid and Luz who is tough and beautiful and the exact opposite of her brother Gabe They all just want to practice what Troy says is Ghost Medicine where the past and the present just stands still for the whole summer But the town bully has other ideas.ideas that are dangerousideas that could turn them into actual ghosts.Although I enjoyed this book, I felt that the beginning took too much time to set...

  6. Robert Dinges says:

    The book is pretty good and I really liked it The main characters name is Troy The book started with Troy traveling into the woods, after he stayed up there in a cabin for a little while his crush Liz found him and she convinced him to come home with her I don t know how she found him but she did Once he came back they had a problem with a mountain lion but they killed it After they killed it they buried the mountain lion and had a mini funeral for it Troy was offered a job by Mr The book is pretty good and I really liked it The main characters name is Troy The book started with Troy traveling into the woods, after he stayed up there in a cabin for a little while his crush Liz found him and she convinced him to come home with her I don t know how she found him but she did Once he came back they had a problem with a mountain lion but they killed it After they killed it they buried the mou...

  7. Don says:

    FROM MY BLOG Troy, Gabe, and Tom are three teenaged friends, living in ranch country, somewhere in California, probably Some place where open pastures have been carved out of redwood forests.Tom, the joker, the trickster, the coyote Gabe, the shy, sensitive boy, the kind one, the saintly one And Troy, the silent narrator, the brooding philosopher.Troy s dad and Gabe s dad had been best friends as kids As adults, they still called themselves close friends, but, as Troy tells us, they are FROM MY BLOG Troy, Gabe, and Tom are three teenaged friends, living in ranch country, somewhere in California, probably Some place where open pastures have been carved out of redwood forests.Tom, the joker, the trickster, the coyote Gabe, the shy, sensitive boy, the kind one, the saintly one And Troy, the silent narrator, the brooding philosopher.Troy s dad and Gabe s dad had been best friends as kids As adults, they still called themselves close friends, but, as Troy tells us, they are polite with each other like members of the same stamp club or something B oth of those men just seemed to me like they never wanted to show how things really affected them, and it always made me wonder about the cost of growing up.Andrew Smith s earliest novel, Ghost Medicine, is about many things It s about the silence of the open spaces and of the people who live and ranch there It s about friendship It s about caring for the horse who is both friend and transportation, about prote...

  8. Marion says:

    Andrew Smith sure can write I was a bit put off by how the book started just stylistically but the story was great It s a coming of age novel about three boys Read it You won t regret it.

  9. Sarah Maddaford says:

    My biggest issue with this book is that the author tells you at the beginning that three boys die on the mountain I spent the whole book waiting to see which of the three friends wasn t going to make it because I was pretty sure that two of them were going to survive.Other than that, I didn t really conne...

  10. Zora says:

    YA western.I wish the author or editor or copy editor knew the rules for using commas Worse confusion came from the author s transitions or lack of them The story would be moving along for a page or two, there d be a double line break, and either a flashback or a dream or a continuation of the scene but with no transitional phrases whatsoever, so a reader has no idea of where these new sections are for at least several lines and maybe never After struggling through that, I finally came to YA western.I wish the author or editor or copy editor knew the rules for using commas Worse confusion came from the author s transitions or l...

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