Monday, November 22, 2010

Lure by Deborah Kerbel - Reviewed

Author: Deborah Kerbel
Release Date: October 2010
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Pages: 200
Target Age: Young Adult

Summary from Barnes and Noble:
A Victorian garden, a fishing lure, and a ghost named John .
Absolutely nothing is going right for Max Green. His parents have just uprooted their family from Vancouver to the bleak suburbs of Toronto, he has no friends, and everybody at his new high school is ignoring him. To make matters worse, he's in love with an older girl who's completely out of his league.
When Max discovers a local library rumored to be haunted by ghosts, he's immediately drawn to it. With the help of some cryptic messages, he begins to piece together the identity of the teenage ghost and the mysterious chain of events that have connected its spirit to the building for over a century. But just who was John, anyway? Why has he chosen to contact Max? And what does an old fishing lure have to do with solving the mystery?

I really liked Lure and enjoyed the way it was written to show two different male point of views.  This was my first novel by Deborah Kerbel and her writing is easy to read and very engaging. One view is from Max in the present, he is drawn to an older girl and of all things a library. The other from John telling his story from the past and what happened to him to cut his life short.  I liked both boy's stories and I loved where the story went at the end.  I honestly think I connected more with John's story, but was never bored by Max.  Definitely recommended if you like ghost stories that aren't too creepy. 

1 comment:

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