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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While I was expecting plenty of paranormal phenomena, I certainly wasn't expecting the other issues, such as child abuse and molestation. Since the narrative is told thorough a young boy's eyes, the story is even more heart-wrenching. Thanks for the insightful review.

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Horror book but story is somewhat good.Its about johns childhood which is full of miseries and distress.its emotional book.

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Post by Georgia Lyonhyde »

This sounds like a book where I need to pick the right time to read it. It's not a book that I want to read over Christmas or when I'm feeling vulnerable.

Sounds like there are a lot of themes at work that you wouldn't necessarily put together.
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The book title is definitely eye-catching. However, this isn't my kind of book, especially as it has offensive themes. Nice review though.

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Post by godmansam18 »

:twisted: the boy who lived with ghost ! stories of supernatural events often gives me a creepy yet exciting feeling. my curiosity of the unknown is been steered by its details. this s one book i won't want to miss out on. :D

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Post by abbiejoice »

This is quite an insightful review. It helped me learn that this is not a horror story but something more.

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I feel like I will be creeped out from reading this book. Not one I want to read.

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Post by Charmaine_216 »

Interesting read! In the mind of a child, who lives with ghosts. From what I read so far, I enjoyed. :) Thanks!

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Post by Zhariah »

Thank you for your review :) I like the fact that the author still manages to make the story intriguing even though it is told from such a young perspective in parts of it. I'm looking forward to reading about the trials the author went through and how he dealt with them.

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Thank you for the review. Undoubtedly, this one sounds like a particular and compelling memoir about a child's coming-of-age/survival story around mental illness and familial abuse. I'm not sure about the supernatural aspect, but I do not usually read this kind of book anyway.

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Nice to know that the author captured the boy's thoughts well. And the ghostly encounters sound interesting. Great review.
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We all have our own ghosts to live with and cant wait to read about John’s.

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John had a disturbing childhood. He grew up in a dysfunctional and poor family situation with abuse and neglect. It is amazing that the author can now share these memories of his childhood and sprinkle it with some humor.

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Post by Share0 »

I think this book looks more scarier than the review describes it. Whatever, I think as an almost-an-adult is exiting thing to remember how is to be a kid under scary situations where we need to be heard. I would read it!

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As a book of the day novel, I read the sample before I read your review and I wish I wouldn't have done that. I thought the first few pages were very difficult to read so I immediately stopped and came to your review. After reading your take and thoughts on the book, I could easily go back, re read, and enjoy this story. At first I found it very difficult to read, but after seeing the review and understanding the perspective that the book is being written from, I enjoyed the book much more. I am interest to see how the book continues on and how John reacts to his surroundings.

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