Derek the Ghost used to attend Scary School- before he was killed. Now he is the tour guide through the halls of the school. Principal Headcrusher has made sure that Scary School offers and education to both monsters and humans, but this is not the case for most schools for unusual creatures. Yes, there is some danger for humans, but it does make school a little more exciting if you have to worry that the teachers will destroy you if you misbehave. Especially beware the rules in some classes- even reading them can be bad for your health. Yikes! When the annual Ghoul Games are scheduled to take place at Scary School, everyone is anxious for them to begin. The excitement is short lived when they learn that the school that loses will get eaten by the winning monsters. What kind of competitions will there be in the Ghoul Games? Who will win the competition? Will the humans get eaten if they lose? Will the humans want to eat the monsters if they win? Reading this book will make you laugh out loud and you will be fascinated by the teachers and monsters at this strange school.
If you like funny books with unique characters then you will be enchanted by Scary School by Derek the Ghost. Derek is a character that I could easily relate to because he is nice and does like to help other people. Plus he is witty and tells the story with such honesty. The school is definitely dangerous, but even with all of the deaths it wasn’t very gruesome. I thought the names of the teachers in the book were very creative. There were also drawings to go with each chapter, which added a lot to the book. It was fun to see if the monsters looked like what I imagined them to look like. As this is the first one in a series and I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book which is already out. This is a great book for people ages 8 and up. It is a perfect book to read during the spooky months of October and November, but it can be enjoyed at any time of year. Not only will you laugh out loud, but you will learn a few lessons from Derek the Ghost along the way, too.
Has anyone else read Scary School by Derek the Ghost? Or have you read another book by this author? What did you think?
Happy Halloween! Try not to get spooked! ~ Brocket the Rocket