Jasper, Rick, The Late Bus. Darbycreek, 2011. Pgs. 106. Language: G, Violence: PG-13, Sexual Content: G
When Lamar’s late bus driver, Miss Robin, passes away, Mr. Rumble takes over. A nice guy with a trouble past, Mr. Rumble has some personal demons, that are surfacing, literally. When the bus appears to be possessed, Lamar and his friends look into the driver’s past, they discover many secrets, some even dangerous. Can Lamar figure out what’s wrong with Mr. Rumble? Why does the bus seem to be possessed?
A great horror novel for reluctant readers. The story is intriguing, fairly fast-paced, and entertaining. The character are well-developed and likable. The horror and school scenes transition smoothly. Readers who like horror, demon, problems related to death, and mystery will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.