The Crossroads

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Ghost story offers little you haven't seen before.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 10+

not for kids that get scared easily

This is his daughter. I loved the book but i love scary books and i thought that it was quite good.
age 10+

A good mystery -- with nice and nasty ghosts!

This is the author's first young adult book, and it is winning major awards. For those familiar with Grabenstein's adult mysteries this will come as no surprise. I thought the plot might be too complex for readers younger than the "young adult" category, but its success says otherwise (which tells me that our young readers are perfectly capable of enjoying a plot with twists and turns. Even though there are some pretty nasty ghosts, the story contains no real gore, and the good definitely outweighs the bad. As a grandparent, I enjoyed the book very much and have bought a copy for my oldest grandson.

Book Details

  • Author: Chris Grabenstein
  • Genre: Horror
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publication date: May 1, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 325
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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