The Ghost, The Eggheads, and Babe Ruth’s Piano
by Larry Sweitzer

From the Publisher: 
It’s the summer of 2004 and Freddie Holtzman can’t wait to get to Camp Mason, a summer camp for eggheads or rather, gifted teens. He hopes to reconnect with Ginny Haig, a girl he met at camp last year. Freddie’s old friends, Logan and Monty, are there along with some new faces. He tries to win Ginny’s affection, but every time he tries to talk to her, he says—and does—nerdy things.
 

At Camp Mason, a science fair pits the eggheads against one another for the top prize of a five thousand dollar scholarship. But, when the projects go missing, friendships are put to the test, relationships get put on hold, and everyone’s a suspect. To make matters worse, the camp is haunted by young Billy Mason who died there decades ago. The boys are determined to solve the mystery of the ghost and the missing science projects.

Freddie’s quest to win the scholarship—and the girl of his dreams—are constantly in jeopardy. There are complications at every turn: the ghost, a creepy caretaker, Freddie’s high school nemesis, a cantankerous camp manager, and a saboteur all threaten his chance to win the prize and Ginny’s heart.

About the Author:

Larry Sweitzer was born in western Maryland and grew up in a small town where baseball was a way of life. He moved to southern Virginia as a teenager and has lived there ever since. The Ghost, the Eggheads, and Babe Ruth’s Piano is his first novel.  You can visit his website at www.larrysweitzer.com

My Review:
What a fun story. 
The title alone, made it worth the read…
and yes it becomes clear at the end of the book.
I think this is probably geared toward middle schoolers, but I enjoyed it.
Having raised a few Eggheads (remember – I have 10 kids),
I was able to immerse myself in many of the characters.
Very intelligent, gifted kids,
often seem to march to a different drummer,
but deep down inside, they are just like all the other kids…
they want to fit in, and be liked.
Freddie, Logan, and Monty are up
against Tony (the number one jerk at camp),
not just for the scholarship,
but also for the girls,
and for “clearing Freddie’s name”.
I certainly think that Sweitzer has done a great job with
his first book!

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My thanks go to Larry Sweitzer, and to
Dorothy at Pump Up Your Book Promotions,
for making is possible for me to read and review
this book.
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DISCLAIMER
I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my HONEST review.
No items that I receive “in kind”
are ever sold…they are kept by me,
given to family or friends,
or donated to The Polk Education Foundation, 
 my local library, or given away on
contests on this blog.
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