Common Readers to discuss Martin Pistorius' "Ghost Boy"

Join the Common Readers Book Discussion Group this month to read a memoir about a boy trapped inside his own body.

Common Readers will be reading Ghost Boy: My Miraculous Escape from a Life Locked Inside My Own Body by Martin Pistorius. The memoir “is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see a parent’s resilience, the consequences of misdiagnosis, abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers, and the unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body.” Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library in regular print. The book is also available as an ebook and digital audiobook on Libby and as an audiobook on hoopla.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16 via Zoom. If you wish to attend the virtual meeting, email Krystal Smalley at for the Zoom meeting information.

The Common Readers Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Readers can join the group for one, several, or every meeting. The 2021 schedule is as follows: Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius (March 16); Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (April 20); Watership Down by Richard Adams (May 18); The Daughters of Erietown by Connie Schultz (June 15); Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty (August 17); The Overstory by Richard Powers (September 21); Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (October 19); and The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (November 16). There are no meetings in July or December. The title for each month will be available at the Upper Sandusky Community Library in a variety of formats.

For more information about this or any other library program, stop by the front desk or call the library at 419-294-1345.