Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Bullies, Ghosts & Jars Full of Smoke by Graham Garrity


Bullies and Ghosts can be scary

But they can also be lots of fun

Sometimes, in order to stop bullying at school, you need to become a ghost hunter. 

Phil Lewis is perhaps the last person you would expect to be involved in paranormal mystery and adventure, but when he and his brother Andy find themselves at the mercy of the school bully, Caligula, action and adventure await with a challenge to catch a ghost in a haunted house. 

The haunted house in question is Degville's Dungeon. Nobody goes near it because of the ghosts of Degville and his son, Percy. 

But when Phil and Andy stumble onto the house's grounds they meet with more than just a paranormal mystery. Bob, the elderly security guard, takes pity on them and invites them inside, where they tell their story, and together they come up with a cunning plan that will hopefully put paid to the bullying at school once and for all. 

Phil and Andy will become ghost hunters, and challenge Caligula to catch a ghost at Degville Dungeon. The plan then is to lead him on a mystery adventure round the grounds and scare the pants off him. But things are never quite what they seem, and in trying to frighten the school bully, the two brothers might find they've stumbled on something to chill the stoutest of hearts. 

An action and adventure filled with heart and humour, 'Bullies, Ghosts, and Jars Full of Smoke is one ghost story you will not want to miss.

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 11 months


This short novel was honestly hilarious! It was delightfully surprising and it had me in laughing fits so much my stomach hurt after all the laughing! 

This book is about one bully, Caligula, and two brothers, Andy & Phil Lewis, one friend named Leena and three ghosts. When Caligula starts bullying Andy and Phil they try to find a way to stop him. Funny things that involve ghosts have to be brought into the picture for Caligula to stop bullying them! 

My favorite part is when Caligula's mother invites Andy, Phil and Leena for tea and Caligula can't have any chocolate cake! 

My favorite character is Mrs. Spencer because she is absolutely hilarious. 

I recommend this book to anyone that has been bullied or anyone that needs to have a good laugh! 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 and up. 

This book was published September 19, 2015.