Monday, February 4, 2013

Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown

Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown
Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson with Cameron Dokey
304 pages
Released: September 7, 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown
Source: PaperBackSwap

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

My mother got me hooked on the show Ghost Hunters a few years ago and in the time since I've actually read a few of their non-fictions books.  When I heard they were writing books for young adults, I jumped on it.  One of my favorite TV shows plus a young adult book?  Sign me up!  So I was excited when this came up on my PaperBackSwap wish list.

Ghost Hunt is a collection of shorts stories Jason and Grant have based off some of their real cases.  However, having seen the show, it was easy for me to tell which parts of the stories were fictionalized.  I was drawn in right away by the first story, but it was actually the last story I enjoyed the most.  Miranda's grandmother passed away a few months ago, but she's still communicating with Miranda, whose parents are a little worried about the grandmother's unfinished business.  Each story had their own unique moments of suspense.

I will say this about Ghost Hunt: it was a very quick read because it's written at a middle-school level.  I read this very quickly and while it was cute, the fact that it was geared towards such a young reader left me a little bored.  But, being such a big fan of the show I'm glad I read it.

At the end of the book is a little ghost hunting guide the duo have put together for amateur ghost hunters.  I didn't learn anything new there, but I think it was a great little guide for middle school aged kids and I did find the quiz to be kind of fun.

Three stars.  I enjoyed the stories in this collection, even if they were a little basic.  If you're a fan of chilling tales, or if you're a fan of Ghost Hunters on television, then this is a must-read for you!  Plus, the cover glows in the dark, which provided me much more entertainment than should be allowed for my age.

1 comment:

  1. haha thats funny that your mom got you hooked into them! I dont think ill ever read or watch them though! Great review!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf


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