Featured Review: The Boy who Lived with Ghosts

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Post by Afuglsan » 20 Nov 2017, 23:18

I loved how well the author wrote from a young boy's perspective. It was humorous how John spoke to readers by repeating what he heard from adults.
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Post by Linnea Tanner » 20 Nov 2017, 23:19

:D Your review of The Boy who Lived with Ghosts intrigues me because I'm wondering if the paranormal elements of the story helps the boy gain insight into what has happened to him.

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Post by tamdlyte » 20 Nov 2017, 23:43

The destitution, decay and insanity of this story make me think of "The Boy Called It"... which totally depressed me. The review and Amazon description talk about the "humor" in this story. Maybe this will make it better, "easier" to read.

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 20 Nov 2017, 23:44

This book is not what I had thought. It seems more serious than just a ghost story! Thank you for the review.

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Post by OldNerd » 20 Nov 2017, 23:46

This seems like a very interesting book. However, I'm not much into ghost stories, I think it may Scare me a little and I'll end leaving it half way. Thanks for the review.

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Post by jaliper » 20 Nov 2017, 23:48

Oh gosh, youre review is sooo detailed. Ive never seen anything like this before. I love it. Thanks for the recom btw. Adding this in my tbr.

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Post by jennyd2003 » 21 Nov 2017, 00:04

This sounds like a good book. I don't know if I can continue reading though. It is really sad because of the abuse going on that is never addressed in the sample. Everyone seems to be doing some type of abuse to the children.
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Post by Jeconiaomolo » 21 Nov 2017, 00:08

This book about John's childhood life story as a young boy, is a humorous read, however, his living together with ghosts may be scaring to me. I like it that the author has brilliantly captured the thought of a young boy and therefore the storyline will be captivating. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Vickie Noel » 21 Nov 2017, 00:10

Thanks for the review. The abuse part of the story may very well break my heart especially as it isn't fictional so I'm going to pass on this one. Congrats to the author for making rave comments.
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Post by Kitkat3 » 21 Nov 2017, 00:25

After reading in your review that this book is written from the point of view of a young boy, I needed to read the sample. I am very impressed with the writing style. Your review really let me know what the book was about.

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Post by Butch Acuna » 21 Nov 2017, 00:27

I know this will sound really weird, but our family lived in a haunted house, which make it easy to relate with the described in the review, but first the book, based upon the review it is a very good book for receiving the highest rating. Being able to turn a macabre topic into an interesting story and even inject humor requires a lot writing ability, again this will be an interesting read because there countless reports of haunted houses including my own experience, which I believed must brought into the light of public knowledge because these spirits appearing in a human abode is bad news as they bring negativity and bad luck. Thanks to the author for exposing these bad spirits.

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Post by violet-trey19 » 21 Nov 2017, 00:35

Good review.Highly recommended for readers.Story is about Johns childhood.Not for under age 18. :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by Monaatee » 21 Nov 2017, 00:36

It is easy to see things with humor when a 5-year-old tells you but I will deduce that John seeing or encountering ghost is euphemism for the trauma and abuse he suffered, a house without bathrooms? Seriously? I tried to imagine it, wasn't great. I can understand how this will bring you to tears. :?
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Post by stepforward9838 » 21 Nov 2017, 00:45

Thanks very much for the review,this is an awesome book to be read.

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Post by Quinto » 21 Nov 2017, 00:51

A book with a lot of insights from a child's perspective. It sounds like an emotional read too. Thanks for your review.

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