Disclaimer: This book review is my personal opinion and not a paid book review of Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Haunted House Next Door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and been a little scared or anxious about it? Yeah, me too. What if you found out this new house was haunted? What would you be feeling then? This is exactly what happens to Andres Miedoso when he moves into his new house!
Andres’ parents are scientists working on a top-secret project for the government. This causes them to move around a lot. Andres finds out very quickly that Kersville is not a normal town to move to. He first meets his next-door neighbor, Desmond Cole, the day he moves in. He immediately thinks that Desmond is very odd because he has an office in their garage with all kinds of gadgets. Desmond also hands Andres his business card that says “Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: No Ghost Too Tricky”.
Andres decides then and there to stay far away from this weird kid, that is until strange things begin happening around his house and he runs to find Desmond to help him. The boys find out that there is a ghost haunting Andres’ house! Can Andres stay in a house that is haunted? Can Desmond help Andres drive the ghost out? Read this amazing story to find out if Andres can stay in this new house or if he has to leave… and fast!
What I Love About Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol!
There are so many things I love about this book and book series! First, I love that it is a chapter book and great for those kids who are just beginning to read chapter books. It is an easy read because the font is large, the spacing is big, and there are tons of pictures. This will really increase the beginning chapter book reader’s confidence!
Second, I love that this series is all about ghosts and monsters, and goblins. This will really draw in the child who loves scary stuff, but it is also very mild so there isn’t much in there that will actually scare them. This book is a great introduction to the concept of ghost hunting for young readers. My kids at school are all about scary things so this book flies off the shelves and I can’t keep them in.
Third, I love the humor in this book! Andres and Desmond Cole have such a great friendship and some of the things they say and do are hilarious. Sometimes the funny parts just make me laugh out loud, which helps keep the story light and fun. Kids will love reading this book series!
And lastly, I love that this book teaches valuable lessons about friendship, courage, and teamwork. Overall, The Haunted House Next Door is a great book for young readers who are looking for a fun and spooky story. The book is well-written, easy to read, and full of suspense and adventure. I highly recommend it!
My Favorite Quotes from Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol!
“When you move to a new town, grown-ups always give you a lot of advice. They never tell you what to do if your house is haunted.”
“The ghost followed us into the den. And that’s how I ended up here, hiding behind the brand-new sofa. Shivering and quivering. Don’t judge me, though. You would be hiding too if there was a large gross burping ghost floating over your head.”
“Right now, my biggest fear is that my parents will tell me it’s time to move again. That would be the worst because I kind of really like it here.”
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