In Uncategorized on January 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Book Summary:  Garth Hale is a young boy that has a sense of humor to make life more interesting.  Garth  has an uncurable disease and his mother has taken him to numerous doctor’s to get a second opinion.  They live a simple life and try to enjoy each other’s company until one day a ghost hunter wrangler named Frank Gallows accidently sends Hale to the underworld.  Gallows is a washed up wrangler who tries to make a name for himself but does not care enough about himself to believe he can do anything.  Frank was trying to catch a nightmare when he sends Hale to the living of the dead.  He tries to make up his actions by retrieving Hale to his lonely mother.  He sets out to find a machine to take him there when he asks for help from his ex-fiance.  Together they go back to Ghostopolis the place of the living dead.  Hale meets his grandfather and fights of an evil lord named Vaugner.  The battle to get back home is underway in this book written by TenNapel.

TenNapel, D.  (2010),  Ghostopolis.  New York, NY.  Scholastic.

Impressions:  I have become interested in reading graphic novels to see if they appeal to my liking.  This book is a fast read and is an interesting read.  There are some talk about it becoming a movie starring Hugh Jackman.  The humor, action, and romance is an attention grabber for the reader.  It is a fun read that teach the reader a lesson about themselves.  This supernatural graphic novel is exciting.  It is filled with different illustrations that TeNapel enhances that engages the reader.

Library Use:  This book can be used as a marketing because of some upcoming news events have posted that this maybe book is in development of production.  It can be used in a library bulletin board along with other books that are movies are upcoming movies.  It can be read or suggested as popular graphic novels.


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