Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rules for Ghosting by AJ Paquette - ADVISABLE

Paquette, A.J. Rules for Ghosting, 257 pgs. Walker Books, 2013. $16.99. Language: PG; Violence: PG; Mature Content: PG

The Day family has just moved into Silverton Manor. The stay is supposed to be temporary as Mr. and Mrs. Day have been hired to get the old house into shape to be sold in a few months. The Day children are used to moving often and have grow accustom to the routine of house sitting, but Silverton Manor is different from any other house they have lived in. This one comes with a ghost.

This book is a fun quick story that upper elementary readers will enjoy. The characters are lively and it is easy to root for the Day family and their resident ghost, Dahlia, against the evil forces of a dishonest ghost hunter and unscrupulous town councilman. The mystery surrounding Dahia’s death turns out to be a bit lame, but overall it is a lovely read.

EL—ADVISABLE AEB Social Studies Teacher

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