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Ghostopolis

Ghostopolis
By Doug TenNapel
Scholastic, Inc, 2010
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Imagine Garth Hale's surprise when he's accidentally zapped to the spirit world by Frank Gallows, a washed-out ghost wrangler. Suddenly Garth finds he has powers the ghosts don't have, and he's stuck in a world run by the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who would use Garth's newfound abilities to rule the ghostly kingdom. When Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, and nearly lose hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.


I read this book super fast! I know that it is a graphic novel, but even for a graphic novel -- I read this book super fast! I could not wait to see what happened. I loved the romance, I loved the ghosts, I loved the divisions in the afterlife, I loved the family element, I loved the ending. I thought the pictures were vibrant and interesting. In the frame where it shows Joe's hands - I thought that the marks were a nice touch. It was an interesting part of the book. Joe was one of the aspects that made this book literature.

This book should totally be a movie. I'm glad I picked it up! It's one that I would recommend to people who don't usually read graphic novels.


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