Monday, March 10, 2008

The Ghost's Grave by Peg Kehret

I give this book a good, solid "meh."

Twelve-year-old Josh finds himself spending the summer with his great aunt (by marriage) Ethel instead of playing on an all-star baseball team, and he's none too happy about it. However, his summer starts to perk up when he 1) meets the ghost of a coal miner who died more than 100 years before and 2) he finds a stray mama cat and her kittens. After agreeing to help the ghost reunite his amputated leg bones with the rest of his body, things get exciting.

To be fair, I would have loved this book when I was a child. This is exactly the type of book I was drawn to. But I think the problem is that I've read too many mysteries now. I found the book terribly predictable, and, thus, disappointing.

The Ghost's Grave was a quick read - I think I read it in 4 sittings and could have easily finished it in a day or two if I didn't have other things going on. But it wasn't one I couldn't wait to pick back up. So, I give it a solid 3 stars out of 5.


Debi said...

Your first line caught me totally off guard and made me snort right out loud!

Somer said...

Love when I do that! :-)