Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Book Review - All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

All the Lovely Bad Ones All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
As far as "spooky" books go, All the Lovely Bad Ones is very mild. It involves two children, Travis and Corey, who while not hurtful are very mischievous. Their pranks usually end up getting them in hot water. When they are sent to their grandmother's for the summer, their pranking leads to trouble unlike anything they have encountered before. They end up waking up ghosts that have haunted the inn their grandmother owns. I found the ghosts a little unbelievable. Corey and Travis can see the ghosts and converse with them. The ghosts then tell the children what they need to be at peace. I think it would have made for a better story if the children had to figure out on their own why the ghosts were restless. The ending was also quite unclimatic.

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1 comment:

  1. I liked the book except for the fact that the devil came at the end. I think he came out of nowhere and he really didn't need to be brought into the story!!!