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A Prisão Mal-Assombrada (2014)

by Joseph Delaney(Favorite Author)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 2
Bertrand Brasil
review 1: Took a break from reading and had been too busy from work to actually stop, sit down, and read. Decided to pick up a quick, easy read and saw that The Ghost Prison was the perfect length. The book was about an orphan named Billy and his tale of becoming a night shift guard at a prison. The book was actually pretty scary for a young reader's book. The suspense was built well and had me anxious to see what was going to happen. Had a great nostalgic, scary-story feel. (Kinda like the scary stories you heard when you were a kid.) I would definitely rate this book a 3.5. It would have been higher but I feel like the illustrations took away from the book and made it less scary. Having the reader imagine and decided what was actually going on in their heads would have been a much... more more effective way of bring terror to the story. Also, the story could have been stretched out a little longer. I enjoyed the fast pace but I feel like Delaney could have added a few more pages with some scary moments and ended it a little better. Overall, good read. Definitely something to pick up if your fan of Delaney's books. Has a Last Apprentice feel to it!
review 2: Joseph Delaney is the reigning master of middle grade "spooky". His LAST APPRENTICE series made even me a little hesitant to read it before bed (but of course I did anyway). My children and my students all LOVE his books, and I have no doubt that this one will be a new favorite. While it is short, it still packs the goosebump-raising punch that Delaney is known for.and the illustrations only add to that effect. I recommend this for all young fans of spooky stories. less
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It was an okay Halloween read.
Spooky story for 10 year olds
spooky and interesting
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