Dying to Meet You
43 Old Cemetery Road, Book #1
By Kate Klise
Illustrator: M. Sarah Klise
Author’s Website: http://www.kateandsarahklise.com
For Ages 9 – 12
Brought to you by OBS reviewer and parent Angie
Dying to Meet You is a wonderful introduction into the supernatural genre for young readers. This story is written as a series of letters so it’s a quick read and easy to pick up and put down when one has to do homework or chores or just wants to read “Just one more page before lights out, PLEASE?!?”
Our story finds Ignatius B. Grumply in need of some solitude to work through is writers block and finish his next novel. But the house he’s chosen to rent comes with some… stipulations. Specifically he must share it with 11-year-old Seymour whose parents have left him while they’re on an adventure. But Seymour isn’t the only resident left at the house.
What happens in this book is a fabulous story of acceptance and tolerance. The author weaves puns and witty come backs into a delightful tale of love and friendship in an unlikely place.
Read this one with your kids. You won’t be sorry.