The Ghost of Graylock
by Dan Poblocki
August 1, 2012: Scholastic Press
"What dark secrets haunt this abandoned asylum?
A spooky, standalone ghost story a la John Bellairs or Mary Downing Hahn.
Everyone’s heard the stories about Graylock Hall.
It was meant to be a place of healing—a hospital where children and teenagers with mental disorders would be cared for and perhaps even cured. But something went wrong. Several young patients died under mysterious circumstances. Eventually, the hospital was shut down, the building abandoned and left to rot deep in the woods.
As the new kid in town, Neil Cady wants to see Graylock for himself. Especially since rumor has it that the building is haunted. He’s got fresh batteries in his flashlight, a camera to document the adventure, and a new best friend watching his back.
Neil might think he’s prepared for what he’ll find in the dark and decrepit asylum. But he’s certainly not prepared for what follows him home ..."
I'm not a fan of ghost stories but this one I'm really looking forward to! First, the hospital is looking like an asylum. Yes! Second, it's a standalone. It's been awhile since I read a standalone book. And lastly, I like a good mystery and a ghost can't stand in my way reading it!