Reviewed by: Book Addict (& Book Addict Jr.)

Scary School
by Derek the Ghost

Published June 21, 2011 by HarperCollins

You think your school's scary?

Get a load of these teachers:

Ms. Fang, an 850-year-old vampire
Dr. Dragonbreath, who just might eat you before recess
Mr. Snakeskin—science class is so much more fun when it's taught by someone who's half zombie
Mrs. T—break the rules and spend your detention with a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex!


Gargoyles, goblins, and Frankenstein's monster on the loose
The world's most frighteningly delicious school lunch


The narrator's an eleven-year-old ghost!

Join Charles "New Kid" Nukid as he makes some very Scary friends—including Petunia, Johnny, and Peter the Wolf—and figures out that Scary School can be just as funny as it is spooky!

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This is going to be a special review for two reasons. Scary School is not like the other YA books I have previously reviewed. It's suggested age level is 8+, Grade 3+. More importantly, this is a joint review from my son, Book Addict Jr. and myself.

Book Addict Jr. loves all things spooky and paranormal, so this book was right up his alley. We read most of it together and I appreciated that the humor and jokes were just as funny for him as they were for me. In fact, Book Addict Jr. calls it "really hilarious!" His favorite chapter was 16 'Johnny, Ramon, and Peter's Disgusting Idea'. There's disgusting even in the title and what little boy wouldn't love to read about a Sasquatch, a Zombie and a Werewolf playing basketball and eating bugs!

Scary School is chock-full of things that go bump-in-the-night, but don't worry. Most of them are just the students! I'm sure we've all been there before, had a teacher who seemed threatening and a little mean but none of ours ever ate up the class for bad behavior!

Book Addict Jr. adds that "there was a lot of action" and it was "really awesome!" He would definitely recommend it to other kids (he already has) and was excited to learn that there will be more books in the series, a new one coming out each year.

5 stars to Derek the Ghost. Keep writing about your Scary School and we'll keep reading them!

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