Voices after Midnight

Voices after Midnight

by Richard Peck

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Overview

Why is Chad so uneasy when his California family rents a town house in New York City? Once there he hears voices—late at night, after midnight in this strange house that's at least one hundred years old.

Then he finds that his younger brother, Luke, hears them, too, and even their older sister Heidi's afraid to stay in the house alone.

As Chad and Luke explore the house, they begin to slip in and out of their own time, back to the winter of 1888. Are the voices they hear crying out for help? Will Chad ignore the voices or plunge into the unknown danger of one handred years before?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606048408
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 12/01/1990
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

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Voices after Midnight 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
molliewatts on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books in middle school. My 6th grade teacher read this out loud to us and I loved it so much I had to buy it at one of our book fairs! The writing is humorous and engaging enough to keep young people interested as they follow brothers Chad and Luke through their surreal experiences. The family moves from California to New York City for a short while, renting a town house that turns out to have an historical past that is quickly becoming part of Chad and Luke's present. I would highly recommend this read.
chinquapin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
15 year old Chad and 8 year old Luke move with their family from California to a 100 year old house in New York City for two weeks. From their first night there, Chad and Luke hear strange voices at late at night. Then we discover that Luke has this strange ability to see the historical time of something when he is around old places or old things. So on walks through New York City, he and Chad see things like Revolutionary soldiers and horse-drawn carriages. Chad wonders whether this is a gift or if they have been given a mission to complete. Soon they discover that they do have a mission to accomplish, but I don't want to give too much away..This was a fun read, with a fascinating story told with lots of humor. I thought I was going to be reading a ghost story, but found a time travel one instead. It was published in 1989 and some of it seems a little dated... such as Beastie Boy shoes, white pancake make-up with black lipstick for the teenage angst/rebel look, Top Gun posters, and Sting references. The New York City descriptions were excellent and very detailed. I particularly enjoyed the chapter set in Central Park.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was assigned to me for a school project. I was given an old, used copy that was in terrible shape. I read the book summary, and it looked like a stupid book. But, I had to read it. And, it turns out, this was probably one of the top 5 books I have ever read. It has a great plot, great characters, some history, even some humor. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read any kind of book, magazine, or newspaper. This book is amazing. I am so glad I got that book for my project, and I got an A+. (Plus, I did some extra credit because I liked the book so much!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in sixth grade and then read it again in seventh and eighth. It just gets better every time. The suspense and history is excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best science fiction I have read in a while. The suspenese of each chapter is so unberable that you just have to keep on reading. I even found myself reading instead of watching tv. Read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Voices after Midnight is odd, but MAGNIFICENT!!! It was very well detailed, I could picture everything in my mind, it was almost like I was there. I thought it was going to be stupid, but after I finished it I was astonished! Richard Peck is an Awsome writer! I have enjoyed MANY of his other books. He has a lot of creativity, & he keeps you interested, he captures your attention!!!!! I highly recomend this book to others, especially if you enjoy mysteries, & figuring things out for yourself (reading between the lines!) |:-)