The Ghost-Maker Overview

Kathleen Kilgore
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The Ghost-Maker is rich in significant human themes, including growing up, the problems of children with divorced parents, truth and lying, conformity and rebellion, loyalty and betrayal.

These ideas are also developed in a tense, suspenseful narrative, focused on the teen-ager, Lee, who finds himself alone and lonely in the alien world of a community of retired senior citizens. The adjustment problems of Lee, a child of divorced parents, are set in the context of a mysterious world of spiritual charlatans, people who prey on the credulity of others and who make their careers out of deliberate but ingenious fraud. In this novel the author takes the realistic plight of a teenaged victim of parental separation and combines it with a sometimes hair-raising narrative of fraudulent "ghost makThe Ghost-Maker 3241 ers," individuals who practice a clever con-game by pretending to produce palpable images of the departed. The characterization is strong...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Ghost-Maker from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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