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The Demon Teacher,
This review is from: Takeshita Demons (Paperback)
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A work of fiction for younger readers, ideally those aged nine or up. And it's a japanese ghost story.
It's written in the first person and is the tale of Miku, a Japanese girl who's family live in London. When they lived in Japan her grandmother told her many stories about demons and ghosts and their house had a ghost that protected it.
Now they've moved to London they would have thought they'd left that all behind.
But one day at school there's a new teacher who's also from Japan and who seems to know more about Miku than possible. The weather is going crazy. And there's a strange sound at the front door.
Miku and her friend Cait have demons to fight. And the fate of her brother is at stake.
This runs for 128 pages and is divided into fourteen chapters. The print is large and clear as is the prose.
Miku is a pretty appealing character being rather smart and level headed and more open minded than her parents, and the same goes for her friend Cait. There are some good creepy moments and the whole thing manages to create very well the idea of fantastical things happening in present day london unnoticed by all but a few.
And the things that happen to Miku's school will definitely appeal to young readers. And all the details of Miku's home culture are pretty interesting.
The main resolution to the plot doesn't come about from anything that Miku does, but since this reads like the set up for a series that's not too much of a problem. The book is complete in itself but it sets up possible future adventures for the main characters as well. On the basis of this they should be worth a look.