Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Review: Scary School by Derek the Ghost aka Derek Taylor Kent

Publication Date: June 21st, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Format: Ecopy, 256 pages (Hardback released 26th June 2012)
ISBN: 0062084550
Add to Your TBR:  Goodreads
Buy a Copy:  Amazon
Author’s Web:  ScarySchool.com

You think your school's scary?

Get a load of these teachers:
Ms. Fang, an 850-year-old vampire
Dr. Dragonbreath, who just might eat you before recess
Mr. Snakeskin—science class is so much more fun when it's taught by someone who's half zombie
Mrs. T—break the rules and spend your detention with a hungryTyrannosaurus rex!
Gargoyles, goblins, and Frankenstein's monster on the loose The world's most frighteningly delicious school lunch
The narrator's an eleven-year-old ghost!
Join Charles "New Kid" Nukid as he makes some very Scary friends—including Petunia, Johnny, and Peter the Wolf—and figures out that Scary School can be just as funny as it is spooky!
Summary from Goodreads.com


I'm rating this book 3.5 out out 5 stars. 

I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

I really enjoyed this book! The characters in it were very funny and extremely imaginative. They almost leapt out of the page! My favourite character has to be Charles NuKid. Even though he's not a monster at Scary School, his blank ignorance really made me laugh! 
However, there were two annoying features in this book. First, the layout. However much I laughed during the chapters, they didn't string and flow together. Each chapter was a different scenario or character and I feel it could have been written to flow more. 

Second, there was one thing that really annoyed me during the course of this book. Every second line, it seemed, was: "But more about that later." And "More about that in the next book." Now seldom used these lines keep me reading but I felt they were used to often in this book. 

However, these annoying features were almost completely over shadowed by the hilarity of the characters, scenarios and plot! 

I recommend for younger readers in middle grade (or primary school for Brit's ) as this is a very funny engaging book! 

3.5 stars!


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