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Featured Review: The Boy who Lived with Ghosts

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Featured Review: The Boy who Lived with Ghosts

Post Number:#1  Postby Saoirse200 » 24 Jul 2013, 23:10

[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Boy who Lived with ghosts" by John Mitchell, which will be the October 2013 book of the month.]

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The Boy who Lived with Ghosts was definitely not the kind of story I expected it to be. This story is told through John’s perspective between the ages of four and thirteen. This book deals with a lot of disturbing things but it can also be very humorous, I have to say The Boy who Lived with Ghosts is nothing like I have ever read before.

The Paranormal Aspect

This story does have some very chilling scenes but it is not as scary as I expected it to be. There are ghosts or entities that haunt John- but John being haunted is not the main theme of this book, this book is about John’s childhood and his experiences with life which includes his ghostly encounters.

From a Young Boys Perspective

I think the author John Mitchell brilliantly captured the thoughts of a young boy. Sometimes it can frustrate a reader to read a story through a child’s perspective because they do not get as much insight into the lives of the “grown-ups” but the author did a great job of making sure the reader gets as much insight as possible. It’s a very difficult thing to read about such disturbing issues such as child-molestation or abuse especially from young Johns perspective because he had such an innocent outlook on things; the issues that are in this book gave an even bigger impact on the reader because of Johns perspective.

Final Thoughts

The Boy who Lived with Ghosts is a brilliant read. John’s story triggered a lot of emotions for me when I was reading and it brought me close to tears. I am going to give this book 4 out of 4 stars because I think it’s simply brilliant, I am going to recommend this book to you because it offers an insight into Johns heart-breaking childhood which will make you appreciate all that you have a lot more, The Boy who Lived with Ghosts is definitely a worthwhile read.

This book deals with serious themes that some readers may find offensive; therefore I would not recommend it to somebody who is looking for a light read or anybody under the age of 18.

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Re: Featured Review: The Boy who Lived with Ghosts

Post Number:#2  Postby lbrude » 04 Aug 2013, 08:45

sounds like a really good book.
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Re: Featured Review: The Boy who Lived with Ghosts

Post Number:#3  Postby Saoirse200 » 04 Aug 2013, 11:57

Yes it is:)
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Post Number:#4  Postby eroticreader » 04 Aug 2013, 19:53

I have been wanting to read this book
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Post Number:#5  Postby Alicesumner_247 » 05 Aug 2013, 14:15

Sounds an interesting read. Being a paranormal fan this would be definitely up my street. Will look forwards to reading it.
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Post Number:#6  Postby books_magic » 05 Aug 2013, 23:02

Nice review! The cover doesn't look so exciting to me, but I am happy that the story is.
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Post Number:#7  Postby erick01 » 06 Aug 2013, 13:42

Sounds like a great read!
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Post Number:#8  Postby dream haven » 06 Aug 2013, 14:17

The tile of the book captured my attention, maybe cause I enjoy those kind of stories. From what I have read it sounds pretty amazing!!
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Re: Featured Review: The Boy who Lived with Ghosts

Post Number:#9  Postby Saoirse200 » 06 Aug 2013, 21:22

Thanks for the comments, Check it out if you are looking to escape to a different world for a few days lol. I actually found it to be really enlightening because of the living conditions the story took place in. This book definitely highlights the fact that people can be just as scary as the paranormal.
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Post Number:#10  Postby mini_m » 07 Aug 2013, 03:16

Sounds like something I would be interested in reading. I like to read different books and do not have a particular genre.

This sounds like a book I would enjoy
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Post Number:#11  Postby aparnow » 08 Aug 2013, 23:00

OH! This sounds fantastic!! I love paranormal books!!
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Post Number:#12  Postby teslachism1 » 10 Aug 2013, 14:30

The review is alright. The beginning of the review sounded like disappointment, then gave a 4 out of 4. I would consider reading this. It is not all scary scenes. I would love to read the authors point of view on a child in this type of situation.
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Re: Featured Review: The Boy who Lived with Ghosts

Post Number:#13  Postby alexanderandreas021 » 15 Aug 2013, 03:09

I know I grew up in a haunted house. It was burnt down by two young boys who were living there. Where did the ghost go? Do they walk around on the lot that the house was on? Do they walk in another dimension and the house is still there to them?
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Post Number:#14  Postby fuhlaouer » 15 Aug 2013, 16:44

Sounds like a great book, thanks for the information!
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Post Number:#15  Postby alexclark512 » 16 Aug 2013, 03:11

Sounds like an awesome book i would read that book :)
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