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Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl

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Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl
AuthorTom DeLonge
Geoff Herbach
GenreScience fiction
PublishedOctober 4, 2016
PublisherTo the Stars
Simon & Schuster
Preceded byStrange Times: The Curse of Superstition Mountain 

Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl is a science fiction young adult novel created by Tom DeLonge, current co-lead vocalist/guitarist of Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves, and novelist Geoff Herbach. The book was released on October 4, 2016 through DeLonge's To the Stars company. It's the first part of a planned trilogy of novels and follows the 2015 graphic novel Strange Times: The Curse of Superstition Mountain.

DeLonge describes the book as being loosely based on his childhood. He said, "This is a story reflecting some of the peripheral moments in my life. Of a suburban kid who grew up breaking rules, getting kicked out of high school, and obsessively looking for the more unusual and imaginative experiences that this world has to offer."[1]


Former athlete Charlie Wilkins and a group of eighth-grade outcasts—Wiz who loves science, Riley who comes from a broken home, and skaters Mouse and Mattheson—try to solve the mystery of his missing father, a member of the US Air Force who vanishes during a secret mission. The boys are visited by a ghost girl who needs their help and is also connected to Charlie's family.


In 2017, DeLonge announced he would make his directorial debut with a film based on his Strange Times series, co-written by Ben Kull. Stan Spry and Eric Woods from The Cartel and Russell Binder from Striker Entertainment were attached to the project as producers, while Angels & Airwaves was expected to compose new music for the film's score.[2] However, a year later in 2018, the project evolved into a TV show for TBS. DeLonge described his vision for the show as a "science fiction Disney" and hopes to create a soundtrack with music from his favorite punk bands including the Descendents and Bad Religion.[3] There has been no news on the project since then.


  1. ^ Toney, Jordan (October 4, 2016). "Tom DeLonge releases science fiction novel, 'Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl'". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Galuppo, Mia (February 3, 2017). "Tom DeLonge Set to Direct Sci-Fi Feature 'Strange Times'". The Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Reed, Ryan (December 10, 2018). "Tom DeLonge Adapting Paranormal Graphic Novel 'Strange Times' For Television". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved September 19, 2019.