Lure

2012 Manitoba Young Reader s Choice Award Shortlisted2010 Cybils Award Shortlisted A Victorian garden, a fishing lure, and a ghost named John Absolutely nothing is going right for Max Green His parents have just uprooted their family from Vancouver to the bleak suburbs of Toronto, he has no friends, and everybody at his new high school is ignoring him To make matter2012 Manitoba Young Reader s Choice Award Shortlisted2010 Cybils Award Shortlisted A Victorian garden, a fishing lure, and a ghost named John Absolutely nothing is going right for Max Green His parents have just uprooted their family from Vancouver to the bleak suburbs of Toronto, he has no friends, and everybody at his new high school is ignoring him To make matters worse, he s in love with an older girl who s completely out of his league When Max discovers a local library rumoured to be haunted by ghosts, he s immediately drawn to it With the help of some cryptic messages, he begins to piece together the identity of the teenage ghost and the mysterious chain of events that have connected its spirit to the building for than a century But just who was John, anyway Why has he chosen to contact Max And what does an old fishing lure have to do with solving the mystery
Lure Manitoba Young Reader s Choice Award Shortlisted Cybils Award Shortlisted A Victorian garden a fishing lure and a ghost named John Absolutely nothing is going right for Max Green His parent

  • Title: Lure
  • Author: Deborah Kerbel
  • ISBN: 9781554887545
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Lure”

    1. This was a quick, quaint ghost story. Although the cover suggests it's a scary tale it's not. The ghost sightings are just little things, like hearing a noise, or seeing something strange, but not threatening. It was more a ghost story of coming to terms, finding peace, and moving on.I really liked how it changed perspective between the boy of the present, Max, trying to unravel the ghost story, and the boy of the past, John, who is telling us his story. Each boy was fun to read. John was a boy [...]

    2. Okay so I think I wasn’t reading the synopsis correctly so I was totally expecting some kind of ghost story with a romance in it because I thought the ghost trapped in the house was actually a female. So I was so confused when I realized that the book was written in two alternating POVs, Max the human and John the ghost, and clearly John was not a girl. Not sure why I had assumed as such. Anyways, moving on with the rest of the review…Can I just first say how the cover does not represent the [...]

    3. Lure is a bit creepier than I expected it to be. While I knew it would be another ghost story, I didn't think it would be quite so haunting. Let's just say this isn't a great book to read late at night after watching horror movies with your friends I'm speaking from experience here. The story is told from the alternating views of Max, a teenager in the 21st century, and John, a boy who lived hundreds of year ago. Max's chapters were usually less interesting. He didn't really have his own story. [...]

    4. Whenever I think of ghost stories I always picture them to be very scary, horror novels and something that I don’t read a lot of. The hand sticking out of the water on the cover is pretty creepy but the cover looks scarier than the story actually is. In terms of “scariness” LURE was pretty tame which was great for me.The story alternates between two characters, Max and John. With Max, he’s just moved to the suburbs of Toronto from Vancouver. He’s in a new place with no friends and feel [...]

    5. Excerpt from review below. You can read my full review here: thebookpixie/2010"Lure is a subtle, keenly crafted ghost story that is at once both haunting and poignant. After reading, and loving, Kerbel's two contemporary YA novels, I was very curious to see how well she could pull off something like Lure. Well, no surprise here, she definitely didn't disappoint and has me relishing her talent and ability as an author all the moreLure is the perfect read for the Autumn time of the year, especiall [...]

    6. I liked this book. It's told from two points of view, Max and John. Max lives in present time and John lived during the 1800's. Both, John and Max have interesting stories to tell that seem to parallel each other. John is desperately trying to get Max's attention to help solve the mystery of his death. Most of the story takes place by or in the Thornhill Village Library, a very eerie place with lots of history. The story was very interesting and full of drama. Another really cool thing is that T [...]

    7. Lure is a fast paced, interesting story. The cover drew me in from the start, and despite the fact that I don't believe ghosts exist, so did the premise.The story is told from alternating points of view, between Max and John. I preferred John's parts over Max's, because I felt like this was the only place we really got any story. I really don't know what to say about it. It was interesting, I held on to the finish, and closed the book feeling relatively satisfied. The novel is about a 16 year ol [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book, it was a slow start, everything happened at the end of the book but the suspense was pretty good. I can see why this was a MYRCA book, I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys suspense or ghosts

    9. A ghost story told from the perspective of the actual ghost and the boy he is haunting. Great twist at the end. And it's set in the library that I work at!

    10. This book wasn't at all what I expected. It was better. The ending was totally different from what I thought it would be. Great story. I like that it stems from true events.

    11. This is a pretty good book, I like how it is narrarated by two people and one of them is dead. The only thing I thought wasn't very good was the ending.

    12. my 10 yr old sister read it and loved it so this is her guest review.Full review here: looksielovitz/201

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