Hildy Biddle is a high schooler with a nose for news and a desire to make the truth known. Someday she hopes to be a famous journalist, but for now she must be content with writing for her school's paper, The Core, where the most exciting thing to report on is the year's Apple Blossom Queen suffering a bout of nasty food poisoning just before she is crowned. It's not that Hildy isn't looking for stories. It's just that nothing interesting ever happens in the tiny town of Banesville.
That is, until the town paper starts printing some pretty sensational stories about a local house that's supposedly haunted. Soon the whole town is in an uproar. But Hildy doesn't believe any of the stories about ghosts. There's got to be more to this story, and Hildy vows to get to the bottom of it! And if she does, she just might find that big story break she's been waiting her entire life for.
Peeled, by Joan Bauer, is a fun and fast-paced mystery. You won't be able to put it down! --AJB