Mx3 Review: The Girls’ Ghost Hunting Guide by Stacey Graham

October 30, 2012 Kid-Lit/Middle Grade, Murders, Monsters, & Mayhem, Review, Sourcebooks 2

  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (May 1, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 140226612X
  • Source: Publisher

With Halloween just around the corner and weekend sleepovers are being planned, the topics of ghost stories and the supernatural are certain to be raised. The Girls’ Ghost Hunting Guide is a must-have item for any teen or pre-teen’s sleepover preparedness kit!

Starting with information about the existence of spirits, the science behind ghosts, The Girls’ Ghost Hunting Guide is a witty and entertaining novel chock-full of information.  It provides tips for fans of the supernatural of all levels. Interested in writing a ghost story? Graham provides excellent tips and an outline for doing so. For extreme fans of the supernatural and ghost-hunting, she provides tips on forming a ghost-hunting team from the sort of individuals and roles that should be included to designing your ghost hunting team logo.

Interspersed throughout the novel are stories of urban legends and interviews with actual female ghost hunters to get readers in the supernatural mood. Fun recipes, quizzes, and more round out the fun. While obviously targeted for girls, I think this is certainly a book that would appeal to boys (if they can get over the pink cover & cutesy ghost).

Bottom line: The Girls’ Ghost Hunting Guide is a must-have addition to the library of any young middle-grade or teen. Highly recommended.


2 Responses to “Mx3 Review: The Girls’ Ghost Hunting Guide by Stacey Graham”

  1. Margo Dill

    This sounds so cute. I am going to find out if my best friend’s daughters are “into this” kind of thing and purchase for them! 🙂