Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Who Let the Ghosts Out? (Mostly Ghostly #1) by R.L. Stine


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Title: Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out
Author: R.L. Stine
Published: Aug. 24, 2004
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 144
Genre: Children ages 8 on up
Review: library book
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




Max’s life wasn’t going so well even before two ghosts moved into his closet. But when Nicky and Tara show up, claiming that they used to live in his room, everything changes for Max! Soon they’re following him to school, using their invisibility to embarrass him in front of the girl of his dreams. And to make matters worse, there’s some other totally evil spirit named Phears following him around turning animals inside out!



So I was looking around in the library for some good books for K and I to read at bedtime and I found this book. Now I didn't realize this was by R.L. Stine so I was curious as to if it would be good and hold up to his other books. 
Well for me I didn't really enjoy it as well as his other books though K did. Max for some reason can see ghosts and in his house he thinks he hears one in the kitchen. So when one day two ghosts named Nicky and Tara show up in his room he is very surprised. Why can he only see them and no one else can? Well we are never given a reason so we just roll with it. 
Nicky and Tara show up to this house because it use to belong to them they don't remember how they become ghosts and they want to find their parents. With the help of Max maybe they will find the answers they seek though their way of helping Max out doesn't always turn out to be good. With Max dealing with this brother who likes to pick on him, to having a crush on a girl in his school, to getting ready for his magic act he meets an evil spirit. Phears is totally not good and we get to see the different forms that Phears can take on. It seems that he wants Nicky and Tara for a reason and it is not good. 
K enjoyed the whole book but thought it was quite creepy with the cockroach on the stage. For me the things that Phears made seem real to Max was pretty darn cool and creepy. 
K wants to continue on with this series so we will be getting the next book so we can see if Nicky and Tara will find their parents any time soon. 



R.L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.
R. L. Stine began his writing career when he was nine years old, and today he has achieved the position of the bestselling children's author in history. In the early 1990s, Stine was catapulted to fame when he wrote the unprecedented, bestselling Goosebumps® series, which sold more than 250 million copies and became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. His other major series, Fear Street, has over 80 million copies sold.
Stine has received numerous awards of recognition, including several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Awards, and he has been selected by kids as one of their favorite authors in the NEA's Read Across America program. He lives in New York, NY.


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