Ghost Ride

Teen stunt goes ghostly wrong…

14 year-old Sam McLean is less than thrilled with the prospect of moving to a collection of old mansions on the northern fringe of a small town called Ringwood. Desperate to be accepted by the cool kids, he latches on to Cody Barns, aka Maniac. Cody’s claim to fame is performing wild stunts — the crazier the better — and posting about them on his blog.

When Sam reluctantly joins Cody and his sidekick, Javon, on their midnight ghost riding, a stunt in which the driver and passenger climb onto the hood of their moving car and dance, something goes terribly wrong. Cody convinces Sam to flee the scene. But soon mysterious messages appear on Cody’s blog and anonymous notes are slid into Sam’s locker. As Sam struggles with his conscience, a haunting question remains: Who else knows the truth about what happened that night?

Award Nominations

Ghost Ride was short-listed for the Ontario Library Association’s 2011 Red Maple Award and was voted Honor Book.


Packing powerful themes into a short but haunting book, Ghost Ride by Marina Cohen is a quick read with depth.Amy’s Marathon of Books

…a well-crafted ghost story that shows both a great understanding and execution of the Gothic genre.YA Bookshelf

Ghost Ride is a gripping mixture of realism and the paranormal. —There Will Be Books

Haunting. Spine-chilling. Genius. These are the words I would use to describe Marina Cohen’s imaginatively suspense filled YA novel, Ghost Ride. —The Book Pixie

Oh WOW!!!!  A fantastic book!  Another one I just could NOT put down.  If you love Ichabod Crane and Sleepy Hollow you HAVE to read this one!  —Pineapples and Pyjamas–YA

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Book Trailer

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