Jon Whitcroft’s mother’s new boyfriend is messing with Jon’s life. ”The Beard,” as Jon calls him, has decided that Jon would benefit from a boarding school education. It will get Jon out of the way. Jon is determined to hate the school and everyone in it. On his first night, Jon looks out the window and sees three very menacing ghosts. Even more alarming, he seems to be the only one who can see them. worst of all, the ghosts want to kill him!
Comments from the Junior Owlets:
- Picture added to the story.
- Story gave lots of history.
- Found that the book was a bit confusing, but than so was Jon.
- Story was quite dark.
- Liked the illustrations, but they did give some of the story away.
- Great story.
- Story was very compelling; made the reader read on.
- Very detailed illustrations.
- Creepy in places; built up the fear.
- Liked all the description.
- Best book I ever read.
- Liked how Jon was able to channel Longspree.
- Sometimes things happened really fast, then slowed right down.
- Bit gory in places.
- Believed the characters, even the evil ghosts.
- Very quick.
- Liked the humour.
15 members voted. Final score: 8.176666 out of 10
The April selection for Junior Owlets will be How I Got a Life and a Dog by Art Corriveau.
Nicky Flynn’s life just got a whole lot harder. His parents are going through a messy divorce, and as a result he’s starting a new life, in a new city, in a new school. Now his mom has brought home Reggie, a German shepherd from the animal shelter. At first Nicky isn’t sure about Reggie, but soon he discovers that Reggie—who used to be a seeing-eye dog—is a true friend he can rely on. But when Nick tries to reconnect with his dad, he puts everything on the line, including the life of his new best friend.
Junior Owlets is our book club for kids in Grades 3 to 6. If you’re interested in becoming a Junior Owlets feel free to contact the store for more information.