Richard Peck

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"There are several opinions that people hold regarding ghosts, and not one of them would clinch an argument." So Richard Peck, betraying a twinge of embarrassment, sort of backs in to the ghost story genre [with The Ghost Belonged to Me]. But once under way he has a great time, calling up a classic spook, little Inez Dumaine…. This haunting is slapstick most of the way, and anyone who worries about the tender feelings of Inez … might find it all impossibly silly. But Peck throws in enough scary moments to prove that he'd be a winner in any campfire storytelling session, and in that spirit he will keep his audience giggling and just a little frightened at the same time.

"Younger Fiction: 'The Ghost Belonged to Me'," in Kirkus Reviews (copyright © 1975 The Kirkus Service, Inc.), Vol. XLIII, No. 8, April 15, 1975, p. 456.

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