Friday, May 23

The Screaming Staircase

The Screaming Staircase
(Lockwood & Co. #1)
Jonathan Stroud

My rating: ★★★★★

ISBN: 9781423164913
Publisher: Hyperion
Date of publication: September 17, 2013
Age: Grades 5 and up
Genre: Horror

Themes: Ghosts, haunting, mystery,

A Problem has popped up in London: a plague of violent ghosts have overrun the city. However, only kids have the ability to see them--and deal with them. They work for Psychic Detective Agencies to handle the ghosts. Lockwood & Co. is one such agency, though rather ramshackle and tiny. Plus, they are not even supervised by adults. Fifteen-year-old Lucy has just been hired on, but the first job the company tackles goes horribly wrong. The only way to save the business is to work on Combe Carey Hall, the most haunted building in England. Will they be able to survive, let alone eradicate the ghosts?

From page 1, this book was AMAZING. And I don’t go all caps for just any book. This was so well written that I was jumping in fear every time someone interrupted me. I don’t even know what else to say about it, you just have to go read it for yourself! Unless you don’t like ghost stories. Because that would kind of ruin it for you.

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