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September 15, 2015

Book 30 of 2015

Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of IrelandDanny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland by William Graham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland by William Graham apparently is the second book about the adventures of Danny Boyle and it is a stand alone book. I didn't read the first book and didn't even know there was one until I went to write this review so don't pass by this book thinking you need to read the first one. I see it listed as a Children's fiction that would fall into the genre of adventure, action, and supernatural.

The book is in chapters which are short and well thought out to keep the story flowing in a natural time line. Each of these chapters are packed with adventure and really holds the reader interested. I am not sure exactly what age this book is geared towards but both my 6 and 8 year old grandchildren loved it.

The book is about a vacation to Ireland that Danny's family takes and the hotel they stayed at is haunted. Danny and his sister end up learning about 'good' ghosts and 'bad' ghosts which is when the true adventure starts as they try and help the good ghosts. Both Danny and Melinda sound like typical siblings with the way they act toward each other and are believable characters. The plot is simple and easy to follow, the book pace is fast, and the characters are developed lightly so it is an easy read and understanding for even the 6 year old. Since it is not a geography book it doesn't cover the area in any kind of depth but some things are mentioned so the children learn a little about Ireland too. There are no 'questionable' language in the book and is children friendly.

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