In my opinion, this book was more of an introduction to the series than actual story telling. Every chapter is dedicated to a different teacher or student, giving us their story and background – if it wasn’t for the fact that Derek the Ghost reminds you of the underlying story that he’s trying to tell you, it felt like I was reading a bunch of short stories. Because of this, it was a bit hard to get into at first, but with the help of the illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, it started to flow easily and was a lot of fun.
My 8yo son is now reading it – and he is enjoying it more than I thought he would! We have already talked about a few of the characters and side stories and have learned…
And here is some exciting news! Derek the Ghost is hard at work and writing up a storm!
The next book will also be released as a hardcover on June 26th, 2012… Scary School #2: Monsters on the March.
There is no official blurbs/quotes for it yet. But I’m pretty confident that it is going to be a good, laugh-out-loud story for the kiddos 🙂 Keep an eye out for it!