Melody Jackson and the House on Lafayette Street

Melody Jackson and the House on Lafayette Street

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May 25, 2014
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The house next door had always been a little creepy. But when her father began to tell stories of his own childhood, Melody Jackson knew this wasn't going to be an average summer vacation.

This is the story about a smart girl who hates new-fangled technologies, and is more interested in machinery and objects of the past. Melody also believes little in the ways of spiritual, metaphysical, or the unprovable. She's home schooled, a little nerdy but a stern realist.

It isn't long, however, before Melody stumbles into some very old truths of the world and the universe.

Dark, horrible things.

It was the house next door, which was really the start of it. The house had always been a little creepy, but when her father began to open up with stories of his own childhood, Melody Jackson knew this wasn't going to be an average summer vacation.

Join Melody, her parents, and her friend Flutter (who becomes fixated with the creepy neighbor next door) as they travel through a whirlwind of adventure, suspense and terror. Starting at the local, haunted amusement park and ending with a terrifying night drive to nearly bottomless lake in the dark, Melody's view of the world would never quite be the same again.

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Awesome zany and quirky adventure!

This book was fantastic! The diction was superb, I have never read a book meant for a young audience that has a plethora of perfect word choices. I am absolutely thrilled! The world and characters that Johnson creates are zany and quirky! Johnson takes a fresh, creative, and even hysterically comedic view of mythical, extraterrestrial, and paranormal life. The whole book is riddled with suspense, a little tragedy here and there, a bit of horror and terror, as well as humor in the worst situations. I find this book more than satisfactory, it is astonishing! I found the interaction between adults and children very satisfying. It is very hard to find a book these days that has a parent-child relationship as amiable as this one. Overall this book is taking the new and turning it upside-down, putting it in a blender and taking out a unique approach to the world. I give this book five stars!

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Unique book that is completely loveable!

This book is not your normal YA title, but this ends up being a great thing. The author is great at describing the setting, the characters, and explaining the back story of virtually everything, while not taking away from the present story. The plot, in my opinion, is awesome. It reminded me of some of my favorite books, i.e. Stephen King's "'Salem's Lot", but with a very different twist. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves YA titles, and wants to read something truly unique.

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Humorous, suspense filled, mystery must read for those who enjoy a good Science Fiction book!!

What a delightful, & entertaining read this was. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is full of drama, mystery, humor, & suspense. And surprises. I don't think there was a chapter where there wasn't something unexpected happening. It definitely keeps you on your toes & involved w/what is happening. The characters were each rather quirky, & funny, I loved Melody & her parents, The book is a smooth read, & will go by quickly if you don't have to stop & do anything. BMB has written a story that will entertain persons of most ages. From middle school on up, maybe even some that are grade school age. If you like Science Fiction, & a good mystery sprinkled w/lots of surprises, & laughs, I definitely reccomend reading Melody Jackson and the House on Lafayette Street. You won't be disappointed.

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MELODY JACKSON AND THE HOUSE ON LAFAYETTE STREET

It is a well written story about a girl Melody, her family and friends. Its full of adventure, thrill and amusements. I especially liked Melody's character. I find her way of narration very interesting, the way she sees people and the world amused me quite a bit. She seems to have an opinion about everyone and everything. I found her funny and entertaining. The way she acted towards Flutter was also fun to read about. Regardless of what she said I still think they were friends. ;)

Then her father's stories led to an adventure which was unexpectedly amazing. I also liked the way things ended. I think this crazy book is definitely worth a read. At first I thought maybe its for kids/YA but now I believe that this book is for people of all ages. If you are looking for "crazy" fun read then this book is for you.

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MELODY JACKSON AND THE HOUSE ON LAFAYETTE STREET

AMAZING! I truly loved this book! Flutter was surprisingly my favorite character (because she was just like me!)
Very well written! Great adventure, a thriller! I liked the fact that B.M.B Johnson gave Melody so much personality! I was generally amused while reading this book

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