Ignatious B. Grumply (I.B. Grumply) moves into an old Victorian home for the summer hoping to get some writing done. In fact, he must get some writing done because he is suffering from a major case of writer’s block and he has a feeling that the quiet will help get his ideas flowing. He must finish the book series he has been working on and he doesn’t have much time left. Unfortunately, it isn’t long before he learns that he is not alone in the aging home. An eleven-year-old named Seymour Hope, his cat, Shadow, and a ghost, Olive, are all sharing his space. As his name suggests, I.B. Grumply is not the least bit happy with the other occupants. Will he be able to write with the distractions that have cropped up around him? Is it possible to break free of the writer’s block that has prevented him from finishing his spooky series? What are an eleven-year-old, his cat, and a ghost doing in his home in the first place?
I had so much fun reading 43 Old Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise! It was such a unique book that I was easily able to read it in one day and had to go out and get the rest of the books in the series. Having a story revealed through letters, pictures, notes, and newspaper articles was intriguing. The names of the characters were unique and the puns the author used had me thinking. I didn’t want to miss a thing! Since the book involved the supernatural world I was never sure what was going to happen. I recommend this book to kids and adults of all ages. A sense of humor is a must! It is especially fun to notice all the clever names and hidden meanings.
Has anyone else read 43 Old Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise? Or have you read another book by Kate Klise?
Happy Reading! ~L