Today marks the release of “Ghostsitter” a middle-grade novel by Shelly Brown!
“Ghostsitter” follows Tiffany, a girl who just wants to be class president, and Justin, a boy who can see ghosts.
Future House Publishing sent me an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
So, without further ado, here are my thoughts!
I’d like to start off by saying that as far as debut novels go, “Ghostsitter“ is a stellar one.
It’s got the right amount of humor, the right amount of heartfelt moments, and the right amount creep-factor to make it an overall entertaining read for all ages, despite it’s middle-grade label.
I would highly recommend this book if you are a parent and looking for a good book to read with your kiddo. It’s geared more towards middle school to teenage audiences, but I think that it could be a fun book to read no matter the age. It’s also a bit creepy, making it perfect for the Halloween season coming up!
One of my favorite aspects of this book was the fact that we got to see this play out through multiple points of view. It allows you to connect with each character in a special way. It’s also a mechanic that I haven’t seen a lot of in middle-grade novels, making it an especially neat way to read the book!
Speaking of characters, the characters in “Ghostsitter” were great. Tiffany is quick-witted and earnest, and a great example of a headstrong female protagonist. Justin is funny, goofy, and lovable, making him the perfect friend.
While being a paranormal book, it’s also a perfect example of Middle School life. That constant struggle to find popularity comes into play, except Tiffany, unlike us, may just realize that there’s more to Middle School than just being popular.
I don’t want to say too much more, in case I accidentally spoil anything. Overall, I gave “Ghostsitter” 4 out of 5 stars.
I would highly recommend it to anybody looking for a great, quick read during Halloween time, or looking for something to read with their family.
If you’re interested in getting a copy of “Ghostsitter”, head on over to Future House Publishing’s website (linked here) and pick up a copy for yourself!
Thank you to Future House Publishing for sending me an ARC to read and review.
And thank you to you, for reading my review!
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