Sunday, November 30, 2014

My Partner The Ghost by Lisa Schmid

  • File Size: 448 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Publisher: Publish Green (October 29, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00P1E63FG

 October 29, 2014  9 - 12

When your neighbor is loony, and your best friend is a ghost, who knows what adventures you might have!

Eleven-year-old Ollie Sparks is tired of moving from town to town. Every time his mom—an actress—gets a new job, Ollie and his drama queen sister have to pack up, and he never seems to make any friends. His life has always been a little strange, but it’s about to get… weird.

First of all, the new house is PINK. His mom’s friends are some kind of pirate and a loony psychic. And the town bully seems to have it out for Ollie. So when he meets Teddy—a great kid who just happens to be a ghost—Ollie figures that he’s seen it all.

But when Teddy mentions buried treasure, Ollie and his new friends—the ghost and the psychic—set off on an adventure that is sure to change everyone’s lives!

My take on this book:
My Partner The Ghost is a fun filled read that also provides a few valuable lessons as well! Eleven year old Oliver (Ollie) Sparks has moved more times than he cares to count. When his mom gets a job back in her home town well things get a little weird! First of all they are going to live in a pink house, and her boss just happens to dress as a  pirate, and the school bully, who happens to be a girl has it in for him. All these things pale in comparison though when he meets Teddy, who happens to be a ghost. Teddy talks Ollie into running for class president, thing is he will be running against Mary Kay the bully, which is sure to create more than a few problems! 

My Partner The Ghost will certainly appeal to young and old alike! Lisa Schmid creates a wonderful, yet quirky cast of characters that are easy to like,but more than that they are easy to connect with, because they face the same issues that the readers might face. Ms. Schmid deals with issues such as trying to fit in, bullying, fear, moving, living in a single parent home where there are money issues and of course there is also the annoying sister that Ollie has to deal with as well! I loved the character of Ollie, his wisecracking often had me laughing, and the banter between him and Teddy was top notch! Speaking of Teddy, the author describes him in such detail that I had no problems imagining him, and the pranks that he sometimes liked to pull. Even though Mary Kay and her two side kicks were bullies, it always seemed that things backfired on them. I thought it was great that Ms. Schmid allowed us to understand why Mary Kay bullied people. The only negative thing I can say about this book is that I hated to see it end, although the author wrapped up the ending in such a way that I was  left me hopeful that we might get another adventure with Ollie and Teddy!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for such a lovely review. You made my day. And yes, there is another book in the works. Ollie and Teddy are off and running on a new adventure. ~Lisa Schmid


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