For fans of Goosebumps and other young horror titles, here is the first book of The Goolz Next Door series. When horror novelist Frank Goolz and his daughters, Ilona and Suzie, move next door, twelve-year-old Harold is only hoping to make exciting new friends. But he soon learns that Frank's books are actually based on real-life paranormal adventures. Suddenly a gift from Ilona seems much more dangerous than he ever imagined. Could it be fulfilling his darkest wishes?
Twelve-year-old Harold Bell lives a pretty normal life in his little seaside town. He fills his days with reading books, cruising down the boardwalk, andunfortunatelytrying to stay off the radar of Alex Hewitt and his pack of goons who can't resist bullying a boy in a wheelchair. But everything changes when famous horror novelist Frank Goolz moves next door with his daughtersbeautiful, fierce Ilona and her troublemaking little sister, Suzie. Harold soon learns that life with the Goolz is never quiet and it's definitely not normal. Frank's novels are, in fact, based on his family's real-life paranormal adventures. At their home, lights flash inexplicably, objects move on their own, and grotesque specters appear in the attic. When Ilona gives Harold "the stone of the dead," he knows there's no going back. The stone can make things happen, but its powers can't be controlled. Bullies start vanishing, and it seems to be the work of a terrifying ghost who has attached herself to Harold. Could Harold unknowingly be causing the stone to fulfill his own darkest wishes?
About the Author
Gary Ghislain is the author of How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend and three self-published YA novels. He lives in Antibes, France. Visit garyghislain.blogspot.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Goolz next door: A Bad night for bullies is a great book for young folks dealing with bullies. It's written from the point of view of a young boy in a wheelchair who has dealt with bullies since his accident that put him in the chair. He's delighted to have the Goolz as new neighbors and becomes friends with the two daughters in the family. I think this book would interest young readers and pull them into the story.