MORE Chilling Tales of the Unknown: Ghost Hunt 2
Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson & Cameron Dokey
Little, Brown & Co., 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto
n the intro to
Ghost Hunt 2: MORE Chilling Tales of the Unknown
, The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) founders, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, mention that this compilation is scarier than the first, and I would have to agree. While it is still not too much for a middle grader to handle, a few stories really did send shivers up my spine.
host Hunt 2
follows the same format as
, but also contains more haunted historical sites – namely Alcatraz, Tombstone, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse – which makes the fictionalized accounts of real cases seem a little more ... well, real. While these historic haunted sites were interesting, the really scary stories all concerned private homes.
Lost in the Lake
told the tale of a young boy lost during a violent storm,
The Beast in the Dark
involved a ghost dog, and
It's Just a Dream
both contained rather physical ghosts. However, the story I liked best was
, which was more cute than creepy.
or another round of thrills and chills, middle graders will enjoy
Ghost Hunt 2
. And for those who really want to hunt their own ghosts,
The Ghost Hunt Expert Guide
in the back is extended with
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