Scritch Scratch

Scritch Scratch

A ghost story about a malevolent spirit, an unlucky girl, and a haunting mystery that will tie the two together.

Claire has absolutely no interest in the paranormal. She’s a scientist, which is why she can’t think of anything worse than having to help out her dad on one of his ghost-themed Chicago bus tours. She thinks she’s made it through when she sees a boy with a sad face and dark eyes at the back of the bus. There’s something off about his presence, especially because when she checks at the end of the tour…he’s gone.

Claire tries to brush it off, she must be imagining things, letting her dad’s ghost stories get the best of her. But then the scratching starts. Voices whisper to her in the dark. The number 396 appears everywhere she turns. And the boy with the dark eyes starts following her.

Claire is being haunted. The boy from the bus wants something...and Claire needs to find out what before it’s too late.

Title:Scritch Scratch
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781728209722
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    Scritch Scratch Reviews

  • Lindsay Currie

    Friends, I'm honored and grateful to bring you Claire's story. Claire is like many of us - filled with ideas about the world we live in, but occasionally hesitant to explore notions that are unfamilia...

  • Diana ? Book of Secrets

    SCRITCH SCRATCH is a fantastic and spooky middle grade book that blends Chicago history, an intriguing ghostly mystery, and a story of friendship. Claire's 7th-grade year has been a challenge, with he...

  • Gavin

    I like this more than Small Spaces, just so ya know! Claire’s dad is in need of her assistance one night... on a ghost tour. She accompanied him to some of Chicago’s most haunted places and is ter...

  • Juli

    It all starts when Claire agrees to help her dad on a Chicago ghost tour. She isn't interested in the paranormal in any way. Claire is all about science, not spooks. But her dad runs a ghost tour comp...

  • Christi M

    This one gave me chills. If you are looking for some serious middle grade spooks, then this is for you. The amazing cover has the phrase “Something Terrible Followed Her Home” and indeed it did. T...

  • Laura Komos

    Creepy goodness!! I’m so incredibly grateful to Lindsay and her publisher for sharing a digital arc with me through Netgalley. The way Lindsay infused so much of Chicago’s history into her beautif...

  • Darla

    Did you ever have a ghost follow you home? When Claire hears scritch scratching in the walls, a door knob rattling, and discovers a flooded dresser drawer; she is certain that she has a ghost problem....

  • Krysti

    A super spooky story that will leave readers up all night but with very warm hearts.Oh my goodness, this book was so creepy! I legit couldn’t sleep afterwards, but I loved every second of it! With s...

  • Christie

    Back when I was an actual middle grade kid, I couldn’t get enough of scary books, movies and TV shows. I also couldn’t get enough of stories with strong friendships and relationships, especially o...

  • Sarah Brakenbury

    I loved every morsel of this book as I devoured it. It was spookier than I anticipated, too, and had me checking over my shoulder from time to time as I read. We all have a fear, I think, of someone o...