Monday, December 13, 2010

Review: Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town by Scott Neumyer

For Jimmy Stone, life in "Boredsylvania" has been pretty tough. His mom's died, his dad's completely checked out, and he spends his days running from the Coogan Boys, the local bullies. It isn't long, however, before "Boredsylvania" gets a lot more exciting. With his new friend, David and his dog, Trex, by his side, Jimmy discovers that the woods beyond his backyard hold the key to a world he could never even imagine. Soon, he ends up in Ghost Town, where he’s greeted by his ghost guide, Gasp, and receives an ominous prophecy.

“Seven things you must find.

One thing for each day.
Seven things you must find.
Or else they all will pay!
Suddenly Ghost Town becomes as scary as it sounds, and Jimmy Stone realizes that he's in way over his head.

About the Author

Scott Neumyer currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter. He is a writer, publicist, and photographer who has over ten years experience in online PR & marketing. He also worked three years as a Media Buyer for a major national film distributor. Scott has appeared in Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil (Citadel Press August 2010). He has also been published online and in print in presitigious magazines such as McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Pindeldyboz, and Hobart Pulp. Find him online at and You can reach him on Twitter at and Facebook at

I read Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town on Saturday.  The synopsis sounded fun, so I expected it to be a good read but it was even better than I imagined.  I was immediately captivated by Jimmy and how easily the story flowed.  You know how sometimes, you pick up a book and before you know it it's over?  That's how it was for me.  I was only aware of what I was reading and I absolutely love it when that happens!  I can't wait to see what else Scott has in store.  I give this book five stars.

December 2010
Ages: 9-12

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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