October 29, 2010

Friday's for the Guys - Dying to Meet You

Every Friday I highlight books and authors that are ones boys might really enjoy. I'm not saying girls wouldn't read these books, but they are clearly "guy" books.

This week I'm highlighting:

Dying to Meet You
by Kate Klise and Sarah M. Klise

This sounds like a super fun book! I love that it's not written completely in prose form.  Sometimes boys (yes and girls) need a book that has changes in the text so that it doesn't become to boring.  A book that uses things like tombstones to tell the story will have a better chance at holding a reader's interest. 
I also like that it will be part of a series, so a reader can keep going if they enjoyed it.
 This book was in our book orders, and I'll be making sure to highlight it when I hand them out!

From Goodreads
Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer's block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive. It's hard to say who is more outraged. But a grumpy old ghost just might inspire this grumpy old man--and the abandoned kid? Well, let's just say his last name's Hope.
Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise, the creators of the award-winning Regarding the . . . series, offer up this debut volume in a clever new series told in letters, drawings, newspaper articles, a work-in-progress manuscript, and even an occasional tombstone engraving.


  1. This looks great.

    Question for you: Have you tried the Edge Chronicles?

  2. This sounds adorable! I think my 8 y.o. would love it. :-)

  3. I've got to find this one! I've really been trying to add more "tween" books to my knowledge-base, and this sounds like a great one. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love your guy read post so much. They are always giving me ideas and good titles to suggest for booktalks. I'm always needing a little more assistance with books that guys will go ga-ga for and you give me great ideas!