Post by malloryheartreview on Apr 15, 2012 10:48:15 GMT -5
An extraordinarily imaginative story, which scared the lights out of me, with its twists and turns and unexpected revelations, and constantly escalating suspense divided by occasional plateaus of calm, “Ghosts in the Graveyard” is a sure-fire winner. The author clearly understands the beliefs and personalities of young children, and the three in this book-ages ten, eight, and four-are so well-delineated that they quickly become “real” to the reader. Characterizations would be enough to recommend this book; but in addition there is that superb sense of timing which makes the suspense rise ever more powerfully, then just as the reader (and the characters) can pause for a breath, Wham! The horror is on us again. I recommend this story for adult readers but it is also suitable for YA readers. I just wouldn’t suggest reading it alone-at night.