Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town

Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town

by Scott Neumyer
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Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town by Scott Neumyer

"A spooky and thrilling ride! Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town will have you on the edge of your seat." - Lauren Barnholdt, best-selling author of THE SECRET IDENTITY OF DEVON DELANEY and RULES FOR SECRET KEEPING

"Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town will captivate everyone from middle grade readers to adults who never forgot the thrill of a good ghost story." - Eileen Cook, author of THE EDUCATION OF HAILEY KENDRICK and GETTING REVENGE ON LAUREN WOOD

"This spooky tale is told with Scott Neumyer's trademark wit and insight. Ghost towns are fraught with danger, but Neumyer makes them irresistibly appealing with the help of Jimmy Stone." - Lara Zielin, author of DONUT DAYS and THE IMPLOSION OF AGGIE WINCHESTER

"Scott Neumyer's debut novel, 'Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town,' is rife with the gifts of a natural storyteller, one who pulls the reader in seamlessly--and, more critical, without ever showing his hand. The book is a best-seller for a reason--it's beautifully written, you connect with the complex characters, you're charged by the imagination, fueled by the energy. That the book is poised for a sequel is just another reason to get excited for the world this 'Town' is only on the cusp of exploring." - Christopher Smith, author of the best-selling thriller, FIFTH AVENUE

Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town
* A Fantastical Mystery for Young Readers *

For Jimmy Stone, life in "Boredsylvania" has been pretty tough. His mom's died, his dad's completely checked out, and he spends his days running from the Coogan Boys, the local bullies. It isn't long, however, before "Boredsylvania" gets a lot more exciting. With his new friend, David and his dog, Trex, by his side, Jimmy discovers that the woods beyond his backyard hold the key to a world he could never even imagine. Soon, he ends up in Ghost Town, where he’s greeted by his ghost guide, Gasp, and receives an ominous prophecy.

“Seven things you must find.
One thing for each day.
Seven things you must find.
Or else they all will pay!

Suddenly Ghost Town becomes as scary as it sounds, and Jimmy Stone realizes that he's in way over his head.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012544155
Publisher: Scott Neumyer
Publication date: 08/07/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Scott Neumyer is a writer, publicist, and photographer. He has over ten years experience in Online PR & Marketing, and worked for three years as a Media Buyer for a major national film distributor. He appears in WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil (Citadel Press August 2010). Scott has also had stories appear online and in print in prestigious magazines such as McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Pindeldyboz, and Hobart Pulp.

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Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
kittycrochettwo More than 1 year ago
Jimmy Stone has had several disappointments in his life. The book starts out with him as a third grader, anticipating his mother bringing his new baby sister home from the hospital, her name would have been Charlotte. Instead, when his mom comes home, she brings Jimmy a puppy, which he names Trex. Shortly after his mother dies, and his grandmother goes away. All he has left is his dad and Trex, and his dad really doesn't act the same as he did before his mom died. When his dad announces that he is going to move them to rural Pennsylvania Jimmy is less than thrilled. Fast forward Jimmy is in the fifth grade, in a state he refers to as Bordsylvania. In school he is targeted by bullies. When fellow classmate David McGee, steps forward to teach him how to deal with the bullies, Jimmy makes his first friend ever. An evening trek into the woods finds Jimmy, David and Trex embarking on an adventure to a place called Ghost Town, where they must find seven things in seven different realms, before they can ever return home! The authors writing quickly transports you into the world of Jimmy Stone. Even though Jimmy had several tragedies in his young life, his determination and spunk really shines thru. While the story is a quick read, the author packs alot of twists into the story, so that it never becomes boring. I found myself speeding thru it just to see what would happen next. I think one of my favorite scenes was when Jimmy was hiding out in the bathroom, I could so easily picture it! Although when Trex speaks was pretty awesome as well! While this book is geared toward ages 10 and up, I honestly think it would appeal to young and old alike. I know I really enjoyed it. Overall a very well written book, with an ending that will leave readers anxious for more!
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
I read Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town on Saturday. The synopsis sounded fun, so I expected it to be a good read but it was even better than I imagined. I was immediately captivated by Jimmy and how easily the story flowed. You know how sometimes, you pick up a book and before you know it it's over? That's how it was for me. I was only aware of what I was reading and I absolutely love it when that happens! I can't wait to see what else Scott has in store. I give this book five stars.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
In many ways this book feels like two half books. If only the two parts could be reunited with their matching halves you'd end up with a great book and a good book. As it is, you're left with one book that is just okay. Overall Neumyer's writing is very good with appropriate word choice for what I perceive as his target audience ("middle grades" 8-12 years old with more appeal to boys than girls). The first half of the book sets up the life of Jimmy Stone and does an excellent job of it. If there were such a thing as a "grade schooler coming of age" story, the first half of this book would be a great start. Several conflicts are established and bringing them to a resolution in the second half would have been excellent. Of course, if you chose this book anticipating a scary ghost story you'd be disappointed. Finally, in the second half the ghost story begins. However, this half doesn't seem related to the first half other than Jimmy and his friend David being in both halves. The second half does nothing to resolve any of the conflicts established in the first half. Instead, it sets up an additional conflict, getting home, with the way to do this being to accomplish a task in each of seven "realms," the first realm being a world inhabited by ghosts. The only payoff for accomplishing the first goal is being able to move on to the next realm. The payoff here seems way too slim. My assumption is the intent is for this to be the first of a seven book series since only the first of the seven tasks is completed here. Possibly some of the conflicts established in the first half will be resolved by the end of the series, but with very little hint or promise of that a reader might not bother to find out.
Kasey Sutherlin More than 1 year ago
good book, it kind of starts out slow. And the end is kind of confusing
Dacia Radabaugh More than 1 year ago
i love it. it,s so mysterious,funny,and sad at the same time.
Laineee More than 1 year ago
Till I finished reading this story, kept me wanting more and more. Can't wait till the next book.
JLWyatt2 More than 1 year ago
I loved Jimmy Stones Ghost Town.It starts out at a very hard time in Jimmy's life, and immediately you're drawn in. After tragedy strikes poor Jimmy, you follow him as he moves to rural PA. Where poor Jimmy gets targeted by a bully at school,and his drunk dad at home. You'll find yourself rooting for Jimmy, as he tries to make himself invisible. Thats when he meets his first real friend. From there you'll follow the two of them on a journey into a world you only wished exsisted when you were a kid (in a scary/fun kind of way). It's a quick read, but the kind where you become so involved which each page turn, that it's over before you know it, and you find yourself wishing it wasn't. At the end I kept hitting the page turn button, hoping there was another chapter, but knowing I would have to wait until the author releases the next book.
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This series is definetly for 4-8th graders. Entertaing, but easy read.
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From the reviews this book sounds amazing i just want to read the book
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