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This was a cute middle-grade book about Adam, who finds himself living with a ghost that has very determined ideas on correct behavior while Adam and his family are in "his" house. It refers to things that happened in the past with his grandfather that made me think it was a second book of a series, but I can't find where there's a first book (btw, if the author is listening, I think that would make a great book-- just sayin').
I believe this book would be enjoyable for the early middle-graders--there's enough action to hold their interest, but it's not overly scary, even with the ghosts. I would like to see some more of this threesome (Isabel is just too cool).
Enjoy an excerpt:
As if he could read my mind, he leant forward and said to me, 'Adam, already I can see that it'd be difficult for me to put up with someone who can see me in my own home. I'll give you and your family time to find another house to move into. You can stay here for now ... as long as you follow my Rules.'
I began to argue but Dad called out from the other end of the house. 'Adam, come and help!'
'Not in a million years,' I said to the ghost of Edward Lawrence before I turned my back on him and left the room.
As I headed down the hallway, I realized the home from heaven had been too good to be true. I'd have to get rid of this stubborn ghost all by myself. But an uneasy feeling swept through me. I'd never got rid of a ghost, because Grandpa George had always been there to do it for me. At least Grandpa George had left me with the things I'd need. Still, I felt unsure. Never could I remember Grandpa George getting rid of a ghost like him. One who was so confident and sure of himself, like a person who knew exactly what he wanted and how to get it. A chill went up my spine as I noticed Emily on the grass out the back. She was squealing at the top of her voice while she ran around in circles taking in all that space.
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Thanks for the great review! You are spot on - I think it's best for early middle grade readers and, despite the title, it isn't that scary. I have story outlines for two more books with Adam, Isabel and Edward, but I'm working on a different series for middle grade readers at present. Hopefully, I'll get to them in the not too distant future.ReplyDelete
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