- File Size: 545 KB
- Print Length: 116 pages
- Publication Date: December 6, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004FGMTMC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,564,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town Kindle Edition
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Though it is a light read and dosn't take itself too seriously there is a bit of swearing in it but this can be overlooked if you want to try to. Jimmy and David are both the kinds of kids you would want your own kids around. Smart, resourcful and kind they are great characters to root for. Trex is probably the most loyal and smart dog ive come across in books and the ghost Gasp is very fun and a great addition tot he storyline.
I recommend this book to anyone with a kindle or kindle app on one of thier devices or computer, not only does it deal with heavy life issues but it also teaches and makes us appreciate what we have. My only complaint is that the second book is not out yet.
At 22, I am not the target audience for this book. However, I do enjoy the occasional Young Adults fiction book when I'm in the mood for a nice bit of light reading and am pleased to say that this one did not disappoint. My only slight criticisms (and I emphasise the word slight) are that I found the constant reminders about Jimmy's sad home life a bit tedious and unnecessary and also that after spending half the book setting the scene, I felt the actual Ghost Town part of the story could have been longer and more detailed. I suspect the repetition thing is just the downside of reading a book aimed at a much younger audience than myself and I think the fact I wanted to hear more about Ghost Town is actually a good thing- it's a sign that I was gripped by the alternate realm and didn't want the story to end! Like others have said, this very much feels like the start of a series and I must say that when I finished the book, I found myself wanting to know what happens next to Jimmy. So I'll be eagerly awaiting the follow up (which I assume will focus purely on the next part of Jimmy's task now the scene has firmly been set in this first book) and I hope it comes out soon. Any adult who is a bit of a big kid at heart will enjoy reading this- it is perfect for when you fancy curling up on the sofa for a couple of hours one lazy Sunday afternoon.
This was a gifted copy and although I was not asked for my comments in return, I very much enjoyed reading the book and felt the story was deserving of a review.
The plot involves a young boy named Jimmy and his endearing little dog Trex who embark on an adventure along with his best friend David. Jimmy has a bit to deal with for his age since the death of his mother and continuing his life without her raised by an emotionally distant father.
There are lessons in this tale that a young reader can absorb plus an adult can appreciate the storyline as well.
This book was an easy read, a fun well-written story and I look forward to reading more from this author.
The beginning of the book moves a little slow and sometimes I felt it was drawn out a bit, but once the story moved along into Ghost Town, I realized how worth it it was to get through the first half.
I am very much looking forward to the rest of the series!
Overall Neumyer's writing is very good with appropriate word choice for what I perceive as his target audience ("middle grades" 8-12 years old with more appeal to boys than girls). The first half of the book sets up the life of Jimmy Stone and does an excellent job of it. If there is such a thing as a "grade schooler coming of age" story the first half of this book would be an great start. Several conflicts are established and bringing them to a resolution in the second half would have been excellent. Of course if you picked this book anticipating a scary ghost story you'd be disappointed.
Finally in the second half the ghost story begins. But this half doesn't seem related to the first half other than Jimmy and his friend David being in both halves. The second half does nothing to resolve any of the conflicts established in the first half. Instead it sets up an additional conflict, getting home, with the way to do this being to accomplish a task in each of 7 "realms," the first realm being a world inhabited by ghosts. The only payoff for accomplishing the first goal is being able to move on to the next realm. The payoff here seems way too slim.
My assumption is the intent is for this to be the first of a seven book series since only the first of the seven tasks is completed here. Possibly some of the conflicts established in the first half will be resolved by the end of the series, but with very little hint or promise of that a reader might not bother to find out
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Right from the very beginning, I was quickly sucked in the story and life of young Jimmy Stone.Read more
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