Friday, 20 October 2017

Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry

An adorably cute, full colour graphic novel of two sisters recently arrived at boarding school.  Victoria is trying hard to fit in with the other snobby students, where as Katia is quite content to be herself even if that doesn't win friends.

Victoria is the typical older sister who wants to follow the rules and have her sister do likewise.  Katia is a lot more impulsive and fun.  I love the frames where she is wildly playing the piano.

They soon become involved in a graveyard plot that puts one of them at great risk.  To save her sister, the other has to place her trust in another, something which she finds hard to do and is against her nature.

Great themes of sisters, friendship and trust.  This is an easy to read story with lovely graphics.  It's not really  a Halloween story, but it does have a variety of ghosts and spooks for young readers to enjoy.

Cover image courtesy Scholastic Canada.

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc., in exchange for an honest review.


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