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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004FGMTMC
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- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,450,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town Kindle Edition
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This is obviously setting up a series, it is revealed Ghost Town is one of seven other realms outside our world. The first third of the book is primarily setting up Jimmy's back story and introducing him as the main protagonist. The next part introduces Ghost Town and the boys find out a bit about what is in store for them, and in the final third they carry out their first task.
I'm quite a bit older than the target audience and my daughter is only a toddler so I haven't got anyone of that sort of age to help me judge the book from the ideal viewpoint. For me Jimmy's hardships were covered for too long and repeated more than necessary, but I suspect for a younger reader it is setting up the idea that you can overcome any difficulties to become as strong person. There is still an element of mystery about what became of his soon to be sister and mum though, which I'm hoping will be revealed in future books. We do see Jimmy developing in the book, which I liked, especially becoming more assertive. David is more mysterious, I think he is meant to seem that way to Jimmy but I hope that in the next book the reader will find out more about his background. I would also like to know why Jimmy is the chosen one, although if this is indeed a series of 7 it's early days yet.
I thought the book was well written, it raised a few smiles and I imagine would have kids of the right age laughing. It must say something about the way it is written that despite it not being one of my usual genres I want to read the next one to find out more.
However, as a debut novel, it is promising and I feel if marketed at the appropriate age group would be successful.
You feel sorry for Jimmy, he doesn't seem to have a happy life. His almost-sister Charlotte doesn't make it home from the hospital after being born and his mother gets sick and goes back to hospital never to return. His father goes into his own world and doesn't appear to have much time for Jimmy. They move to a new town and Jimmy doesn't make any friends, his only friend being his dog Trex who his mum bought for him after his baby sister died.
Jimmy finally makes a new friend at school and they go exploring in the woods beside his house one day, and they end up in another realm. Jimmy has been chosen to follow a quest to save Ghost Town and the adventure begins. You want Jimmy to be the hero, for his luck to change.
There is a mention on 7 realms so I am guessing there will be a further 6 books, I can't wait to read the rest of the books when they come out.
It is told from the perspective of a young Jimmy Stone and really liked this..The style reminded me of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time which I also enjoyed.
Teh story is fairly simple to be honest but it moves at quite a pace and am eagerly awaiting the follow ups...I am guessing there are going to be another 6 in the series.
This is quite a short story (2700 ish locations) but for me that also made it quite pleasurable to read.
I am def gonna buy the sequels
It is an engaging story that is told in a simple style , one i would have enjoyed
in my youth.Its age group issues are dealt with in a sensitive and delicate way .
I was particularily pleased by the ending because it wasnt predictable , a fate many good books can suffer from .
It brightened up a dull rainy afternoon.
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