Ghost Boy Author:Iain Lawrence Harold Kline is an albino—an outcast. Folks stare and taunt, calling him Ghost Boy. It’s been that way for all of his 14 years. So when the circus comes to town, Harold runs off to join it. — Full of colorful performers, the circus seems like the answer to Harold’s loneliness. He’s eager to meet the Cannibal King, a sidesh... more »ow attraction who’s an albino, too. He’s touched that Princess Minikin and the Fossil Man, two other sideshow curiosities, embrace him like a son. He’s in love with Flip, the pretty and beguiling horse trainer, and awed by the all-knowing Gypsy Magda. Most of all, Harold is proud of training the elephants, and of earning respect and a sense of normalcy. Even at the circus, though, two groups exist—the freaks, and everyone else. Harold straddles both groups. But fitting in comes at a price, and Harold must recognize the truth beneath what seems apparent before he can find a place to call home.« less
This is a book about a young boy that is an albino. He lives in a town where there is no one that looks like him. He joins a circus group and hangs with the freaks because he thinks he is one. I liked this book. It is suitable for teens. It shows how we are all not so different after all.
Ghost Boy was very interesting. It made you look at the world thru the eyes of a boy who is different. It shows how people can be very different on the outside, but inside are loving human being like everyone. I loved the characters interact with each other.Young people might think a little differently about poeple they that are not the same as themselves.