Featured Review: The Boy who Lived with Ghosts

Discuss the October 2013 book of the month "The Boy who Lived with Ghosts" by John Mitchell.
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I'm not interested in reading anything that discusses child abuse. The writing in the sample is very difficult to read due to the fact that every other sentence seems to be missing a comma. I found it frustrating to try to get through. Definitely passing on this despite my usual interest in things that involve ghots.
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Post by mariakavo88 »

Wow. It sounds like this book brings about a lot of emotions and really makes you feel. This is often times hard to come by and even more impressive that the book was written from a child's perspective. It sounds like a great book that encompasses human nature and the cruelties that one can face and endure. Thanks for the review.
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Wow! This is one book that I can recommend to book lovers of all genres. John's story is truly fascinating.
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Post by ShailaSheshadri »

Good review. It sounds like The Boy who Lived with Ghosts is a memoir that includes the author's childhood experiences. The novel is capable of triggering readers emotions through its depth. The storyline includes the lived experiences of a young boy during his age 5-13 years. John had a difficult time as a young boy. This book will be a worthwhile read for teenagers.
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Post by Tysoncarlos4 »

This book is everything I look for in a book, am glad to have come across john's work
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Sounds like a powerful read. I appreciate that the author handles issues like child abuse and is able to write a child's perspective well. Thank you for your review.
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I love paranormal tv shows , so I am excited about this book. It has an interesting summary. Thank you for the review!
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Sounds an interesting read. Being a paranormal fan this would be definitely up my street. Will look forwards to reading it.
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Post by Disneyland »

'Official Review: The Boy who Lived with ghosts' pinpoints the main theme of the book. The negative aspects of the story are not neglected in the review! The perfect rating given to the book generates positive ideas about it, in the mind of the readers!
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The Boy Who Lived With Ghosts is an interesting read, particularly as it is written from the perspective of a small boy, trying to understand his place in life. It is dark in some aspects, especially in relation to child abuse and alcoholism, but also has some humour (not to detract from the seriousness of the issues already mentioned). Overall I would be interested to read the complete book
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Post by ea_anthony »

This looks like a possible emotional wringer. Even though we usually choose what to read, authors choose what to write.
This is a lovely and well written review; good job! I believe I will give this novel a try even though with a little trepidation.
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Post by fndirangu20 »

From the review the book sounds like a good read, especially from the young ones perspective. The title seems scary, but you have lightened up the whole book. Thanks.
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I’m interested in seeing what it’s like through John’s eyes. I love paranormal books and even though it’s just a part of the story it has caught my attention. Good review!
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Post by DorcasToo »

I like how the author is not only tackling ghosts haunting this young boy but also looks into his life as a whole. Looking forward to reading it. Congrats the great review.
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Post by Shas F »

The Boy Who Lived With Ghosts by John Mitchell is a different kind of horror story as it is a memoir of his childhood. The Amazon summary indicates that during that time, he witnessed how his mother was pushed to the brink of a mental breakdown and insanity. The horror really is in the slow descent to the loss of rational consciousness. Mitchell, just a child, must find a way to help his mother overcome this and also save himself. Great feature review. It says Mitchell's account has touches of humor as it is written from the perspective of a child. The reviewer lauds the unique narrative.
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