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Book Review/Giveaway: Scary School by Derek The Ghost. Ends Feb 18th

Scary School by Derek the Ghost and illustrated by Scott M. Fischer

About the Book: You think your school’s scary? Get a load of these teachers:

Ms. Fang, an 850-year-old vampire
Dr. Dragonbreath, who just might eat you before recess
Mr. Snakeskin—science class is so much more fun when it’s taught by someone who’s half zombie
Mrs. T—break the rules and spend your detention with a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex!


Gargoyles, goblins, and Frankenstein’s monster on the loose
The world’s most frighteningly delicious school lunch


The narrator’s an eleven-year-old ghost!

Join Charles “New Kid” Nukid as he makes some very Scary friends—including Petunia, Johnny, and Peter the Wolf—and figures out thatScarySchoolcan be just as funny as it is spooky!

My Review: Scary School is a fun book full of scary monsters but isn’t scary at all. The story narrated by Derek The Ghost, is an eleven year old ghost who is unable to leave the school and goes about haunting the classrooms and hallways of ScarySchool.

The school is made up of monsters and humans. Where the students break the rules and the teachers could get away with killing their students (but in a PG way).  Like Mrs. T, a Tyrannosaurus in a blue dress who is responsible for detention. If you happen to find yourself in detention you better watch out she might just choose you for her next meal.

Each chapter is dedicated to specific characters like Charles the New Kid, Ms Fang an 850-year-old vampire and many more. The characters are funny, unique and remind me of the Adams Family.

The only thing about the book is that I really didn’t understand why the author would mention something only to say it would be discussed later in other chapter or in the next book. Apart from that the book is funny and entertaining and younger kids will love it. The illustrations on most of the pages help tell the story.

Ages 8 and up

Pages: 256

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

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Giveaway Ends February 18th.

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Winner is #3 – Naomie


February 5, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , ,


  1. This book would be a great addition to my classroom. I hope my students don’t compare me to the 850 year old vampire teacher. Sounds like a motivating read for my reluctant readers. Thank you.


    Comment by Katie W. | February 5, 2012 | Reply

  2. I’ve heard about this book and thought it would be something my elementary school students would like . . . they love that spooky/funny combo!

    Comment by Cathe Olson | February 5, 2012 | Reply

  3. I’m sure my boys would love this book! They love anything with monsters. I like that it happens in a school, and the kids can easily relate to that setting.

    Comment by Naomie | February 5, 2012 | Reply

  4. This sounds like a great book! I think this could be a great way of engaging boy readers in the classroom! Such a fun book may be a way to distract the student from the fact that they’re *gasp* reading!

    Comment by Alex W. | February 7, 2012 | Reply

  5. My grandson is just starting to get interested in ‘scary’ things – this book is written with a touch of humor which my grandson would enjoy. I like the characters’ names.

    Comment by Teresa Young | February 9, 2012 | Reply

  6. My eight year-old son would love Scary School! He loves reading about vampires, zombies, etc. and he would get a kick out of the characters names too. I’m definitely putting this on my “books to buy” list. Thank you for writing about it.

    Comment by Mindy | February 13, 2012 | Reply

  7. Scary School sounds very entertaining. I enjoy reading stories about monsters and think this one would be very popular with children.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | February 18, 2012 | Reply

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