Something's rotten in Apple country! Hildy Biddle is a high school reporter eager to stand up for the truth. She's just waiting for a chance to prove herself as a journalist, and yearning for a big story. The trouble is, the town's biggest story stars . . . a ghost. Not a very easy interview! This ghost has the town in a tizzy, and the local paper is playing up people's fears with shocking headlines of eerie happenings and ghostly sightings. Hildy's determined to discover what's really going on, but her desire to uncover the truth is making some people awfully nervous. Does the truth have a chance of being heard over all the buzz? Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer brings her trademark sense of humor, witty dialogue and cast of quirky characters–featuring a strong, feisty heroine–to this funny, thought-provoking mystery. From the Compact Disc edition.