Book Review: Kristin’s Ghost by Wayne A.D. Kerr

Kristins-ghost-1600x2400Title: Kristin’s Ghost (The X+Y Files #2)
Author: Wayne A.D. Kerr
Genre: MG Paranormal Adventure
Age Group: Middle Grade
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Night after night a strange apparition appears at Kristin’s bedside. Is it dangerous? Is the dancing spirit trying to send her a message?

When Xander and Yzzie discover that their friend is being haunted, the seventh graders make it their number one priority to solve the mystery of Kristin’s Ghost.

The truth will surprise them all!.

After the adventures in Monsters and Miracles, I looked forward to reading the sequel, Kristin’s Ghost. The book certainly didn’t dissapoint. If anything, I loved it even more than the previous book in the series. Xander and Yzzie are back for more fun and mayhem, and this time they’ve been teamed up with Yzzie’s friend, Kristin, who gets visited every night by a ghost she’s named Cassandra. Kristin is reluctant to share her story, but when she hears Xander has been bullied before because he believed he saw an UFO, she’s more willing to open up. Kristin tells them about her ghostly visitor, who appears at the exact same time every nine, twenty minutes past one.

Kristin used to be afraid of the ghost, but she’s not anymore, she’s gotten used to it. If anything, she wants to find out who Cassandra is, and why she’s haunting her. Xander, Yzzie and Kristin team up to find out the truth about the ghost. I felt a connection to all of the characters right away – Xander and Yzzie because I got to know them in the previous book, and Kristin because the book starts out by introducing her to the reader, and makes it easy to establish a connection with her.

All the characters were well-rounded and intriguing enough to keep middle graders (and even adults) entertained. The writing was great, as in the previous book, and overall the story held a few surprising twists, and was fast-paced and engaging.

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