Twelve-year-old Ruth finds herself in an old Newfoundland town this summer, visiting an old aunt instead of traveling with her father. Here, she and her cousin Ruby discover deep, dark family secrets, stories of curses affecting their family for generations, and experience ghosts and spirits, all leading them on a journey of discovery of their own family heritage and the mysterious secrets that they must unearth. Suitable for intermediate students, the highly-engaging “The Ghost Road” is an appropriate whole-class read-aloud or literature circle selection. This story of adventure and mystery in pursuit of the truth about the past lends itself to an exploration of students’ own family heritage and lineage. Log in to read the full review.