Last week I promised a review by my fourth grader, and I’m excited she’s here to talk about GHOST SQUAD by Claribel Ortega. The book just released April 7, and we ordered it from our local independent bookstore. Side note: if you haven’t already entered the giveaway for my 8th blogiversary, it’s still open through this Friday, May 8. You can win a $50 gift card to the independent bookstore of your choice. They really need our support!
But now I’m going to hand the blog over to my fourth grader for this week’s MMGM review.
Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy.
For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.
Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd’s witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely’s firefly spirits before it’s too late.
I really like the book GHOST SQUAD. It is adventurous, it has action, and amazing characters!! It is so fun to read and it feels like you are actually there. The first thing I am going to talk about today is the setting. It takes place in a small town. In it the main characters, Lucely and Syd, go to cemeteries, school and so many other places!! The setting is an important part.
Next I will be talking about the characters: Lucely, Syd, Babette, Chunk and Simon. Syd is fun and brave. She is also so happy; I like that. Lucely is cautious and kind. She is a very good friend. Babette is just the type of character that you love–she is strict, yet awesome. Chunk is a cat, a cat that goes on adventures with Lucely and Syd. Simon is a loving dad, and he believes in ghosts. These are character traits of some of the characters.
If you like books that have action, ghosts and awesome characters, then you will like GHOST SQUAD!! It is a fantastic book with magic and imagination! It is one of the best books I have read! GHOST SQUAD is something that I would recommend reading. I hope you will read GHOST SQUAD, and let me tell you, you will not be disappointed, I was not. It is awesome.
So there you have it. I’m not sure which kid reviewer I’ll be featuring next week. We’ll see who is most enthusiastic about what they’ve read this week!
Ooh, Ghost Squad sounds fantastic from your review. The setting sounds really cool and I love adventure stories. Thanks for sharing another great review. I’ll be looking for this one at my library.
The comps are fantastic! I’m looking forward to reading it myself, but I think my son’s going to snag it before it gets to me!
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I have this fun book on my TBR. Thanks for the excellent review.
I hope you enjoy it too! Thanks for stopping by!
Your 4th grader did another outstanding job of reviewing Ghost Squad for MMGM. Are you aware of the writing contest Vivian Kirkfield is running on her blog this week for K-12 from May 4- 10, I believe. Fifty words. Might be a fun challenge. Here’s the link: https://viviankirkfield.com/2020/05/04/50preciouswordsforkids2020-is-open/
Thanks for the heads up. We’ll check it out!
Such an organized review! Well done! I’ll be putting this on my own future read list thanks to your enthusiasm for the title.
Yes, she’s definitely following instructions from her teacher on how to organize a book report :).
Wonderful review. You make this book sound very enticing. Thanks for the post.
Your fourth grade did an amazing job at reviewing this book. I love middle grade stories with ghosts in them. I’ve actually been wanting to read this one and really hope it’s in my local library.
I hope so too! I’ve always had a soft spot for ghosts as well.
4th Grader your review was excellent. It sounds like you enjoyed reading GHOST SQUAD and writing the review.