By: Derek the Ghost
Released: June 21, 2011
Source: E-book from the author
Purchase the Book: Amazon
"You think your school's scary? Get a load of these teachers: "Ms. Fang," an 850-year-old vampire "Dr. Dragonbreath," who just might eat you before recess "Mr. Snakeskin"--science class is so much more fun when it's taught by someone who's half zombie "Mrs. T"--break the rules and spend your detention with a hungry "Tyrannosaurus rex" Plus Gargoyles, goblins, and Frankenstein's monster on the loose The world's most frighteningly delicious school lunch And The narrator's an eleven-year-old ghost Join Charles "New Kid" Nukid as he makes some very Scary friends--including Petunia, Johnny, and Peter the Wolf--and figures out that Scary School can be just as funny as it is spooky" (Summary from goodreads.com)
In Scary School, Derek the Ghost describes what his school is like. Derek introduces his scary friends and teachers who all attend Scary School. He also narrates what a school day is like.
I don't read much middle grade books but I made the exception for this one because I thought it just sounded really cute and fun. I was definitely right and finished this book rather quickly in one sitting. Derek the Ghost narrates every chapter with a different character at Scary School. There are so many fun and different characters introduced such as Mrs. T, Mrs. Fang, Charles the new kid, Nurse Hairymoles, Principle Headcrucher, and many more. I loved learning about them all and I loved their names.
Another part of this book that I loved were the many illustrations. Some of the characters were a bit difficult to imagine so it was fun to have a picture to go along with them. The pictures helped bring the story and the characters to life. I also enjoyed how the chapters were short and broken up by character. In each chapter we met a new character or read about a specific event at school. The chapters I definitely enjoyed the most were the ones about lunch, the ghoul games, and Halloween at Scary School. Some parts made me laugh so I enjoyed having a light and different book to read in between what I normally find myself reading. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys middle grade books that are fun and quick reads!