Sunday, March 28, 2010

Book Review: Scream Street

Scream Street: Fang of the Vampire(Book 1)

Author: Tommy Donbavand
obtained from public library
Recomended for ages 8-10
Website of the novels

This book is geared for a much younger audience than YA and much younger than books that I typically read. However, when I was browsing the UK Amazon store(which I have posted many time before that I love more than the American version of Amazon) I came across this series and felt the urge to read. The book is only about 128-130 pages and a very easy read(well, for me because I am a little older than 10). I must admit that I really enjoyed reading this book.

There is nothing complicated about this book and the storyline is quite simple. The main character discovers he is a werewolf and therefore his family is captured by the G.H.O.U.L. and forced to live on Scream Street. This is a place for people who are vampires, zombies, werewolves, goblins, etc.

Here is a quick synopsis from the Walker Publishing website

After Luke Watson transforms into a werewolf for the third time, he and his parents are moved by the Government Housing of Unusual Lifeforms (G.H.O.U.L.) to Scream Street – a community of vampires, zombies, witches and more.
In Scream Street, Luke and his parents discover a nightmarish world of the undead. Luke soon makes friends with vampire Resus Negative and mummy Cleo Farr, but he remains determined to take his terrified parents home. After liberating the powerful book Tales of Scream Street from his new landlord, Otto Sneer, Luke learns that the founding fathers of the community each left behind a powerful relic. Collecting together all six is his only hope of opening a doorway out of the street, so with the help of Resus and Cleo he sets out to find the first one, the vampire’s fang. But with Otto Sneer determined to thwart him at every turn, will Luke even get past the first hurdle alive?

If looking for something light and easy, but still interesting then check this book out. I enjoyed the gross out factor that would really appeal to this age group. When a cockroach crawls out the nose of a zombie and crawls back in through the ear trailing snot I thought to myself, "How awesome, right?". Once again, where were these books when I was younger? Oh yeah, which that last statement reminds me to add my post about the good old Ramona books by Beverly Clearly. So check this book out while I move on to crafting my next post about good old classic books.............

By the way, here is a link to the Walker Books site that has some really cool things for kids to download and use.

And here is the video trailer for the book as well.
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