Thursday, 13 September 2012

Ghost Club 1: The New Kid

The New Kid (Ghost Club)The New Kid (Ghost Club) by Deborah Abela (Random House Australia)
PB RRP $15.95
ISBN 9781742750804
Reviewed by Vicki Stanton

Deborah Abela's new series for kids, Ghost Club, is bound to be a huge hit. The first in the series is The New Kid where readers met siblings Angeline and Edgar, two of Ghost Club's youngest and best ghost catchers. They are tasked with introducing newbie and reluctant ghost catcher, Dylan, to the organisation.

As Angeline and Edgar show Dylan through Ghost Club, readers are also introduced to the gadgets (such as the Spectrovac, Ghost Soap and the Atomiser) and crazy characters (my particular favourites are Grandma Rose and Mr Gloom).

The story really takes off when the trio travel to Castle Koszmar with Gloom to investigate hauntings. Through clever sleuthing they work out who the ghost is and find a resolution which is satisfying for all, including the ghost.

The New Kid is fun and humorous with plenty of action, gadgets and a huge heart. I'm looking forward to reading the second in the series.

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