Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Hollow Boy

The Hollow Boy
by Jonathan Stroud
Disney-Hyperion, 2015. Fiction. 385 p.

Our three brave ghost hunters are at it again in this third installment of the fabulous Lockwood & Co. series. Author, Johnathan Stroud has created an exciting fantasy world where deadly ghosts invade London's homes and streets each night after the sun goes down. Because adults don't have the ability to see ghosts, the companies that hunt and eradicate the dead, must hire teens to do the job. In previous volumes, fearless Lucy, charming Lockwood, and clever George, decide to go into business for themselves. But without adult supervision--hilarity, confusion, and non-stop action follow the trio on every haunted case their company takes on. The Hollow Boy, can get pretty intense and creepy at times--but the scariest moments are also where the reader will find themselves laughing the hardest. The Hollow Boy ups the ante for the series--solving some past mysteries--while giving us all new ones to explore and wonder even more about. Those readers who have not encountered the kids of Lockwood & Co. before will immediately want to head over to the library and check out the first book in the series, The Screaming Staircase. And if you are reading either book anytime after dark, you will want to keep all the lights on as you do so.

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