Doesn’t the title just grab your attention? If the title…
Ghosts Rule! Bullies Drool!
Those are the words Lisa Schmid inscribed in the ARC copy I won on a Twitter Giveaway. Those words will definitely draw my students in to read this book because these sixth graders love ghost stories.
Overall, I really enjoyed this mystery. My students love ghost stories and mysteries and this is a genre that I need more books to recommend from, so I am glad I read this one. I gave it 4 stars and have my thoughts below.
The cover is so intriguing. The colors are complimentary and gorgeous. It is a cover that hooks you in because of the map and two boys, plus it is a little spooky looking!
My favorite part of the cover though? The cat! Isn’t he adorable? He looks like me little James. See the resemblance?
The first chapter is also a great beginning. My favorite line from the first page was “It’s bad enough that I’m the new kid. Now I am the new kid who lives in a Barbie doll Dreamhouse…Awesome.”
There was a great sprinkling of humor with the mystery, which my students would especially enjoy. The ending was also nicely wrapped up. I love a good ending!
I look forward to more books by Lisa Schmid and if this book sounded good for you, head on over to her website to order a copy!
Now this book is ready to make its way through the crew!