Saturday, September 22, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Alibi's Ghosts The Larger-Than-Life World of a Medium's Daughter by L.S. Hullinger




REVIEW BY: Angel, age 9 years, 10 months

SPOILER ALERT:

This book is about how a 11 year old girl named Alexandra "Alibi" Veron talks to children from the other side. Alibi is always getting clues from her dead grandpa Edgar and cousin Kyle. When Alibi gets clues she writes them down and then tries to figure out why children from the other side are here. Alibi is up in the middle of the night doing things for the children from the other side, such as making sub sandwiches. She is the daughter of a psychic medium who is fairly new at medium work. Grandpa Edgar gives Alibi a clue by having Alibi listen to a tape while her friend, Daisy, is present. The clue is from the reading her mother did for Laura Danvers, the lady who owns the bookstore that Alibi and her mother go to. Alibi and Daisy hatch out a plan that requires bravery.

I enjoyed this book very much. I could picture what Alibi, Daisy, the scenes, and everyone else looked like in my head. This book would be a great read for anyone that likes ghost stories and mysteries in grades 3-6. My favorite part was when Alibi was painting and she became bored so she painted a different way than her mother wanted her to. While Alibi is painting, she gets paint in her hair so she has to go to the bathroom and take a shower. When Alibi gets out of the shower, she finds her mother is in the room where Alibi was painting. Her mother was just standing looking at the wall, so Alibi goes to see what her mother is looking at. Her mother was looking at a painted wall portrayed to look like an ocean, but the wall was not supposed to be painted as an ocean. This was my favorite part because I could imagine the ocean wall. I think that anyone who reads this book will like it. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

2ND REVIEW

REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 8 years, 4 months

SPOILER ALERT:

At the beginning of this book, Alibi's mom is reading kind of sad stories. Alibi's grandpa Edgar and her cousin Kyle, who both died in a car accident, are giving Alibi clues. Alibi writes all of her clues down in a notebook. Kyle is a big trickster and has a crow that helps Alibi get clues. In the middle of this book, Alibi's friend, Daisy, comes to stay for a little bit. Daisy is scared of the ghosts and gets Alibi in to big trouble. They go to a bookstore while Alibi's parents are at bingo and the bookstore has a treasure that they find out about at the end of the book. A boy is stealing the treasure and hiding it.  Alibi and Daisy get into trouble again and Alibi gets grounded.

I think people that like ghost stories should read this book and my favorite part was when Kyle sticks his fork in an orange. I think that kids in 1st-6th grades should read this book. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.