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The Haunting of Pico (Pico, Texas Book 1)

The Haunting of Pico (Pico, Texas Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Patrick Kampman
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Pico, Texas is full of secrets, as Chris discovers when his family unwittingly moves into the town’s haunted house.

As an Asian adoptee relocating from a big city, Chris worries about fitting into a small-town high school still using a Rebel soldier for its mascot. But to his relief, the attitudes of the town are changing, and soon he has friends, a job, and a cute new neighbor.

Still, the shadow of a less tolerant time lingers.

Sixty years ago, Charlotte Monroe was murdered in Pico, hanged from the oak outside of Chris’s bedroom window. Chris is sure that it’s her ghost he hears every night. As the weeks go by and Charlotte’s midnight wailing gives way to violent outbursts, Chris knows that to save his family he must put the sins of the past to rest.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 464 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983592225
  • Publisher: Dark Fiction (27 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006QW498U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #535,084 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb teen ghost story and then some ... 7 Feb 2012
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This book is a great read - I couldn't put it down. Honestly, I took a peek at it at lunch time while eating and when I looked up again it was 4pm. I lost my whole afternoon in the beautifully created and described setting of Pico.

The lead character, Chris, is brilliant and all the supporting cast are wonderfully done. It could have been just another teen romance with a little bit of the supernatural thrown in, but it's not. It definitely does have a little teen angst and there's a whole girl problem for Chris, but the ghost story is done so well that it leads the plot.

The supernatural part of the book had me guessing for quite some time. Chris and his family move into a haunted house in a small town and there are odd noises in the house and the weird girl from next door as well as somehow ending up amongst the A-crowd at school for Chris to deal with. Bits of the book are creepy and the end is superbly done and exciting. I would have liked the resolution of the haunted house part of the story to have been a little bigger, but that's just me being picky.

Most of the cast of characters are teenagers and they come across as teenagers, but normal ones, not whiny, emo ones that you hope the ghost puts out of their misery asap.

This is a great book and everyone who likes YA horror fiction should read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Young adult paranormal romance 28 April 2012
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Young adult paranormal romance

More recently I read an array of young adult books that were worth mentioning. This one was one of them. The Haunting of Pico is the story of Chris, who moves into a new town with his family. Like all teens, he worries what life here will be like, not least because he belongs to a minority and a small town is not exactly friendly to outsiders. But his worries are later intensified by strange noises coming from the house. Soon his family's lives are in danger.

This was a fast paced read. I liked the author's way to convey danger and tension, and Chris was a good character.
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5.0 out of 5 stars completely great! 1 May 2012
By elena
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Just finished reading because I couldn't put it down. We follow how Chris, a high school sophomore, moves to Texas accompanied with his somewhat funny sister and how they settle into a life that will be anything but boring. This was was a great story where you can't help but just root for the characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 1 Mar 2014
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Excellent story with great characters. I couldn't put it down. A couple of the plot twists were foreshadowed but no.less fun for that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a fab book must read 15 May 2013
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This book is well written if you like scariy books i loved it a must read very well written good
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