Friday, September 29, 2017

Monster Itch: Ghost Attack by David Lubar illustrated by Kari West

Alex and his cousin Sarah are visiting their grandparents. Alex' main concern is not being allergic to anything, so his over-protective mother won't get called. Unfortunately for him, he appears to be allergic to....something. Something that keeps moving around. Something that's...a ghost??

It's official. Alex is allergic to ghosts. Horribly allergic. And this ghost just can't leave him alone - he wants some help. But help with what? Is he a good ghost or a bad ghost? Can Alex and Sarah solve the mystery?

Wacky black and white sketches are scattered throughout the story which is a fun mixture of humor and mystery. There's even a nod to local history departments and original research.

Verdict: A fun new addition to the beginning chapter genre. Excellent mystery, mildly spooky elements, and no real scary parts. I don't have the space for another beginning chapter series, but if I did I'd be getting this one.

ISBN: 9780545873482; Published 2017 by Scholastic; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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