Monday, October 27, 2014

The Gloomy Ghost by David Lubar, Book Review: Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Happy Marvelous Middle Grade Monday!
Today's feature is my review for David Lubar's The Gloomy Ghost, A Monsteriffic Tale. 

By: David Lubar
Published by: Starscape
Released on: 7.8.14
Series: A Monsterrific Tale #5
Source: book from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 3 Stars - It's A Good Read
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One minute Rory is a normal kid hanging out in his backyard. The next, he finds himself walking through the back porch -- as a ghost!

A hauntingly good read! 

Rory learns the hard way that at the poisonous berries that his friend told him about, were indeed just that. Not long after he eats some, Rory wakes up as a ghost! To make matters worst, Rory learns that he has a limited amount of time to get his family to find his body. When you're a ghost, and unable to communicate with the family the same way you did before, what are you suppose to do? Lucky for Rory he finds he's not the ghost hanging around. With a little help he's able to right his wrong, though things don't go as smoothly as he'd like. 

What could essentially be really creepy, Lubar does a great job at keeping the creep factor light, and fun. It's been awhile since I jumped in and read a middle grade read, and I have to say it was nice to sit and read this one. With Halloween fast approaching, this will definitely be a book readers in 3rd/4th grade and above can enjoy. It's an easy to read book with plenty of wit, humor, and yes, there are some illustrations readers will enjoy looking at.  

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