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The Ghoul Next Door (Monster High) Hardcover – April 5, 2011
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About the Author
Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California.
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Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California.
She posts a new blog every Wednesday at LisiHarrison.com
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We're not prudish parents by any means, but that assumes a level of maturity in a reader that many grade school kids aren't ready for. If yours is, more power to them, but I thought it would be prudent to let other parents that may not want their child reading about it know that its in there. I'm not preaching one way or the other, but I think its important for parents to be able to make informed decisions about what their little kids are reading.
If the author feels the need to explore such topics with her readers, the publisher should at least give parents a heads up since they are marketing it to elementary school kids.
Over all this book is far better than the first with several uses of Deus stone cold stare, Cleo Egyptian heritage; some new background on Blue's family and her being a transfer student, Frankie stitch together and other monsters and their traits. Among the new characters who get a lot of page time is Billy the Invisible boy who want to help stop the hunt for the Frankenstein girl who lost her head at the school dance. While the ghouls are still in hiding at school this book focus more about their life as RADS outside of school along with their normal human friends who want to support them. Even introduce to Frankie and Cleo's pets. Becca think that Bret preferring a ghoul like Frankie over a human like her has to be mind control and has started her own group of monster hater. Cleo don't like or trust Melody because she human and wants to do all she can to shut down The Ghoul Next Door TV product as well as convince her fashion ghoul friends to be in teen vogue magazine with her on their Egyptian lay out. Nice to meet Cleo family in this one as well as have shadow images of different Monster High characters at the top of each chapter.
Since I have quite a lengthy review on the first Monster High, I'll keep this one short-ish. Pretty much all my complaints from the first one are still there and actually growing.
This book did a fantastic job of managing to make me dislike Cleo throughout most of it. I did enjoy getting to see more of Deuce but he did seem very...flat. I really wanted to see more of him and his personality but so far it seems like I will have to wait for a book based on him (if that happens).
Ghoulia(or Julia) was added but her zombie speak is instead words groaned that can be understood. Fabulous, and not true to her character. Again.
The return of the "normie" names is still just as frustrating.
The faith these ghouls have in their friends is touching. Really./sarcasm. Yes Cleo did stupid things, yes it was slightly suspicious but she is loyal if anything. Though insta-forgiveness isn't realistic either. I'm actually going into the next few books expecting everything I don't like to stay the same now.
Once again the climax was easy to guess, but it is definitely a good step in fight against monster racism, even with the disastrous results. I also rejoiced at the return of the crazy terrified parents.
I've already begun the next one but I definitely have decided I like the episodes and movies much better than this series. I know that I'm only reading them because I love Monster High.
I would describe myself as a flawlessly stylish Egyptian who is used to getting her way. Speaking of getting my way, I cannot be bothered by Frankie and Melody interfering with my Golden Teen Vogue photo shoot. They have no respect for my fierceness. If you asked Frankie and Melody about me, they would say that I am pushy and self-important. In reality, I think I am far superior to all my classmates - RADS and normies.
Do you want in on a secret? There's an eleven-year-old blogger named Melina who read The Ghoul Next Door. She liked that I was featured this time because she got to see my amazing point-of-view. Her favorite part of the story, however, was the video the RADS made to get the normies to like them. I personally think Melina is CrAzY because that video caused me......
Hey Cleo, this is Melina. Give me back my keyboard! You've had your fifteen minutes of fame, now simmer down. The Ghoul Next Door is a fantastic follow up to Monster High. All my favorite ghouls and RADS are back and I had plenty of laughs. I cannot wait to read Where There's a Wolf, There's a Way in 2012. Long live Monster High!
My gosh, I really love this cover. The black snakeskin background with the python on the skull perfectly fits Cleo. That pop of teal is great too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got here on estimated date and there wasn't a problem with the way it was packaged. Book had no creases and no folded pages.Published 4 months ago by Pierce
I like the item, there was a little crease it the book, that they didn't explain as the order said, but that doesn't bother me, and I get to still read the book for this price!Published 5 months ago by Sarah
This is an amazing sequel to the first book and I loved how we got to learn more about cleo and see things from her point of viewPublished 7 months ago by Victoria
Monster High is BIG in our house. The book series by Lisi Harrison provides tons of humor and adventure for boys and girls. Read morePublished 9 months ago by BookFan66
Not a huge fan of MH but it's been fun bonding over reading the books together. Will continue reading them with her.Published 11 months ago by Kindle Customer