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The Ghoul Next Door (Monster High Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Monster high 2

This book is good for girls who love monster high. It's like a drama/feel good/love story. This book is so fang tastic

posted by 11163752 on January 21, 2012

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7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Civil Rights Movement in the Monster Community Review brought t

Civil Rights Movement in the Monster Community

Review brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell

The Ghoul Next Door begins right where Monster High ended. Melody is still clueless as to how to help her schizophrenic boyfriend Jackson, who thanks to his psycho grandf...
Civil Rights Movement in the Monster Community

Review brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell

The Ghoul Next Door begins right where Monster High ended. Melody is still clueless as to how to help her schizophrenic boyfriend Jackson, who thanks to his psycho grandfather who had turned himself into Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde complex, ends up turning into someone else when he gets too hot. Bekka continues to send text messages to Melody, letting her know time is running out. In a noble act, Frankie decides the best way to go is to turn herself in. She is, after all, the reason why her family and the RADs where exposed. Thankfully, Billy (the only invisible RAD) comes up with a genius plan to keep Frankie hidden and Jackson from having his dark secret exposed to the world. In a crazy turn of events, Brett breaks up with Bekka and declares his love for Frankie on live TV no less! The two team up together to help the RADs show the “normies” (humans) that they have nothing to fear from the RADs. They decide to make a documentary interviewing all the young members of the RADs and promise to blur everyone’s face. But faster than electricity can spark from Frankie’s finger, everything starts to fall apart. Cleo is being a royal pain and determined to not only shut down the video but get everyone to believe Melodork (Melody) shouldn’t be trusted...

Melody and Frankie don’t get to narrate as much as I would have preferred. Frankie is adorable with her new relationship with Brett. She is still strong, fierce, and gusty. She is still determined to free the RADs from their self-inflicted exile and join the human world with the monster world. Melody is learning to stand up for herself more and conquer her fears. She is still trying to find the right footing but she is much stronger and accepting of herself. Melody is also wonderfully loyal and I really like that about her.

I also really loved Billy, the only invisible RAD within the monster group. He is such a prankster and so funny. He is also sweet, daring, and kind. He ended up narrating one of the chapters in the novel. It was very out of the blue, which took me a moment to wrap my mind around, and was too short! I hope Billy gets more of a voice in the next installment or even gets his own book. He has become one of my favorite characters of the series.

The Monster High novels are very silly and superficial. There is a great deal of mentions of clothes brands, jewelry brands, shoe brands, make-up lines, and grooming. There is also a lot of boy fighting. The writing at times seems to be geared toward the preteen young adult world and is full of a great deal of angst. The humor is relatively good but can get obnoxious at times. But underneath all of that fluff, is an actual story. The central idea behind The Ghoul Next Door is a civil rights like movement in the monster community. There is heart to the characters and a deep loving camaraderie.

The Ghoul Next Door is a fun, light, and quick read. The modern day versions of the classic scary monster stories are created with unique twists and good lessons. There is a character everyone can relate to and it’s an amusing escape for a few hours everyone will enjoy

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posted by Openbooksociety_dot_com on May 5, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Monster high 2

    This book is good for girls who love monster high. It's like a drama/feel good/love story. This book is so fang tastic

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    EXCITED IT'S GOMMA BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i read the first one and loved it it's going to be awesome. the first was an amazing book. i hope they don't expose jackson's secret how could she be so cruel.i thought her saying was friends first. it doesn't seem like it.any way CAN'T WAIT!

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Clawdeen

    I love clawdeen and i winder if clawdeen is in the next book

    13 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Monster high

    Monstet high is the best series of books ever even better than twilight!!!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    LoL love it :)

    All time favorite in my nook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Xxddd

    I like romance between melody and jackson

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Plz domt say im wierd

    Ok i met be wierd but i watch momster high episodes on coumpouter and kinda collocet monster high

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Omg

    I just love it. They should totally make a movie out of it like they did wit h twilight.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Cool book

    It's a cool book i can't for the third one

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    The Ghoul Next Door

    The book was thrilling and, full of surprises. It also showed, the characters evolving more, and interacting eith each other! There are some new characters and, new concepts to talk about.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    So good

    This book is so good it's freaky

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Cleo De Nile

    I just pretend so people won't talk bad about the book.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Monster high

    I love this book so much. I read it all the time! It's so interesting and good. Best book evah!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Boy and girl

    So do u agree

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    The Fourth

    I friggin lurvv this book! I cant wait for the fourth one to come out on nook color!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Cleo u Rule!

    I love this books i wish u had more Monster High books i buy all the Monster High books i L.U.V ur book Lisa Harrison
    From Tam bookslover

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Lilybug

    Awesome cant wait for the next book!
    But before anything....
    BAD BEKKA/HAILEY
    If i could rate bekka/hailey i'd give them "ZERO STARS"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Love this book

    I like the romance between Melody and Jackson. And all in all love it all!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    D

    Someone spelled clawdeen wrong

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Monster high

    Lovelovelove the first book! Bring it on Monster High #2!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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