Breathe: A Ghost Story
Basically this is the gist: asthmatic boy Jack and her mom moves into a big old house where ghost children Gwyneth, Ann, Oliver, and Charlie are incarcerated. Once they realize that Jack can see and talk to them, they start to ask for his help. Supposedly they should be crossing to the other side now, but the devilish Ghost Mother...more
Jack and Sarah have moved to an old farmhouse for a new beginning after Jack's father...more
This was the first book I'd read by Cliff McNish and I must admit it didn't disappoint. Breathe is a ghostly fantasy about a young boy named Jack who is gifted with the curious ability to sense memories by touching objects and who, after the recent death of his father, moves into a new house only to discover that he and his mother might not be alone...
I love ghost stories, but it takes a lot to scare me and - probably because it's a children's book! - sadly this didn't exactly give me goosebumps...more
In the story Jack meets the Ghost Mother who has been in this house since her daughter died and she blames herself for what happened to her. She wants t...more
Audience- 14 and up, young adults
Purpose- to thrill readers w/ a good ghost story
Genre Setting- Fiction
Genre Style- Fantasy, Tradegy
Critisism- WOW!!! What a macrabre novel! Mcnish has really impressed me with h...more
I'm not all into ghost stories all that much, so this book was just an okay read. It was about a boy that had a special connection with the dead. After moving into an old home with his mother, he soon learns that there are 5 ghosts that live in the house that are trapped and need his help.
Jack is a young teen with asthma who moves into an old English house with his mother after the recent death of his father. Jack has always had a level of extrasensory perception; being able to touch objects and learn something of their history. But, his father's death seems to have amplified this ability and his mother feels he needs a change of environment to he...more
The writing was really well done and I liked the ease in which he transitioned into a new chapter or section. The book did make me look around the room a few times I was pleasantly surprised at that...more
I was born in Sunderland, a city in the north-east of England. I’d like to say I picked up the local Mackam accent,...more