Friday, 6 June 2014

Haunt by Curtis Jobling

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley.
Haunt
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When Will finds himself in hospital, but unable to make anyone see or hear him, he realises that he never made it home from his first date with the school hottie. Knocked off his bike in a road traffic accident, Will is now officially dead - and a ghost. But somehow his best mate, Dougie, can still see him, and, once they've exhausted all the comic possibilities of being invisible, they decide to delve into the truth behind a school rumour - whether there really is an unhappy spirit haunting the ruins in the school grounds, and if so, why? What they discover is a long-buried mystery, which stretches its fingers right into the present…

Haunt by Curtis Jobling

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars



Haunt(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley.)
15-year-old Will is tragically killed as he bikes over to his friend’s house.
Who killed him? And can Will and his best friend work it out?

This was an okay story, and it had its funny moments, but I think it was aimed at the younger kids.

Will was funny at times, and I did like some of the jokes he made. He seemed to take his death remarkably well, and joking that the song he had in his mind at his funeral was ‘should I stay or should I go’, was funny.

The storyline in this was okay, but I think it was probably aimed at younger kids. While it was okay, it was written in quite a young and easy-reading style, and wasn’t quite what you would expect from a ‘young adult’ book.
The ending was also a bit of a disappointment. The only thing I can think is that this is the start of a series? Why else would we not have got an end to Will’s predicament?
Overall; okay, but more for younger kids.
5 out of 10.


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