She is also the co-author of the Quizmas series of family Christmas trivia books. I'd recommend it to anyone that likes an intriguing, creepy mystery. Currently, Deborah lives in Thornhill, Ontario, with her husband, two children, and a schnoodle named Alfredo. Deborah Kerbel is the author of the teen novels Mackenzie, Lost and Found and Girl on the Other Side, which was nominated for the 2010 Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award. The ghost sightings are just little things, like hearing a noise, or seeing something strange, but not threatening. We will keep it simple in those threads, simply adding the above information, so that people around the world can easily access our informaion! And what does an old fishing lure have to do with solving the mystery? I hope many of you give this a shot because the book is such a fun read.
So grab a beer, pull up a seat, and have some poutine. That being said, I actually enjoyed reading about Max and John. The story alternates between two characters, Max and John. I wish the author went into his part of the story a little more. Deborah Kerbel was born in London, England, but moved to Canada before she was old enough to cultivate a posh accent or a love of marmalade.
And even better, actually buy it? Lure is a bit creepier than I expected it to be. I think it's more middle grade, probably for readers more 10-13. Let's just say this isn't a great book to read late at night after watching horror movies with your friends. It was more a ghost story of coming to terms, finding peace, and moving on. I really liked how it changed perspective between the boy of the present, Max, trying to unravel the ghost story, and the boy of the past, John, who is telling us his story.
When Max discovers a library rumoured to be haunted by ghosts, he's immediately drawn to it. Let's just say this isn't a great book to read late at night after watching horror movies with your friends. It was interesting, I held on to the finish, and closed the book feeling relatively satisfied. We have amazing reading challenges going on all the time. Deborah listened intently to my preferences and needs, and then formed ideas and suggestions for my home based on what she heard. Although the cover suggests it's a scary tale it's not. I really liked how it changed perspective between the boy of the present, Max, trying to unravel the ghost story, and the boy of the past, John, who is telling us his story.
The story alternates between two characters, Max and John. Why has he chosen to contact Max? Most of the story takes place by or in the Thornhill Village Library, a very eerie place with lots of history. Things started quickly and ended quickly. Shortly after selecting a few of her lavish yet surprisingly affordable pieces on the website, I was impressed that Deborah herself contacted me by email to welcome me to her site and all of the services she can provide. Yes, in spirit of Halloween and the month of October I am starting things off with a book give away. Will it make readers want to pick it up? As I read the book, I constantly was trying to figure out the meaning of the title and the cover image and all I can say is that the title and image are perfect for the story even though I did not realize it at the time.
It was a short book, but the characters and storyline were well written and really drew me in. Max's chapters were usually less interesting. Is your name spelled correctly??? Max lives in present time and John lived during the 1800's. He kept alluding to his imminent demise so I was expecting something shocking or grisly. I even nominated this book as my vote for the Cybil panel.
Deborah Kerbel was born in London, England, but moved to Canada before she was old enough to cultivate a posh accent or a love of marmalade. If you are the same way then this book is perfect for you and even those true horror fans might like it as well. Yet this story was more of a coming of age rather than horror. That was quite shocking to me simply because it never occurred to me. I preferred John's parts over Max's, because I felt like this was the only place we really got any story.
This is a great ghost tale all mixed in with a coming of age story. I'm speaking from experience here. Each boy was fun to read. My daughter turns 11 this summer and we love reading and discovering new books together too. My Thoughts I really enjoyed this read and think students will too. I know that she mentions in the book that there is talk of the place being actually haunted in real life, but I really felt like this could happen. We follow both storylines until everything is bridged together.
If I really like your creative spirit I will throw in some more voting nominations for you I will go up to +5 So, some of you could kill two birds with one stone by writing a ghost story and submitting it to the writing contest that is going on with the release of the novel check my review link above to learn more and win even more great prizes. But right now it's just an idea. John was a boy who yearned to learn and read, but had a father who wanted him to pick up the family trade and who found his sons interest in schooling to be feminine and useless. He mostly just discovered John's secret messages and the mystery of the old house. But then he meets a pretty girl named Carolyn who introduces him to the old local library. With the help of some cryptic messages, he begins to piece together the identity of the teenage ghost and the mysterious chain of events that have connected its spirit to the building for over a century. When Max discovers a local library rumored to be haunted by ghosts, he's immediately drawn to it.