Escape from the Roller Ghoster
The Kersville Amusement Park is always a good time, but it also gives a new meaning to the term “thrill rides.” That’s because, in addition to being a popular destination for heart-pounding fun, the park is also just a little bit haunted. Join Desmond and Andres as they try to enjoy their day at the amusement park while being chased by ghosts! Warning: You must be this tall to read this book.
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s unexpectedly funny and entertaining while also adding an edge of suspense. Told from Andres point of view, the reader is taken on a spooky adventure to Bizarro Zone. The excitement of going to an amusement park leaps off the pages as Desmond and Andres drag his parents from ride to ride, especially with those special VIP passes that lets them cut the line. Andres is easy to relate to, having the typical fears of the average ten year old. I believe kids will relate to him and agree that Desmond is brave and often the instigator of their troubles.
Overall Escape From the Roller Ghoster is a fun-filled thrill ride. Early readers will enjoy the pictures and easy to read, short chapters. However I believe that this book will still appeal to older readers with its humor and paranormal features. If you have a child who loves a bit of a scare, I highly recommend this one.