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Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town

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"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 wh
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Published December 7th 2010 by Scott Neumyer
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Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town is an enjoyable book. What i thought was going to be another YA ghost story turned out to be a fun, humorful, fantasy/paranormal adventure. Jimmy Stone starts off with a devastating blow to young Jimmys life that changes his world forever. Left in a house with a drunk for a dad, his only friend his loyal dog Trex and recently the prime target of Billy Coogan the schools bully nothing seems to be right in his world. That is, until he meets David and for the first time has ...more
Keep an open mind like you would when reading "Wizard of Oz" or "Alice in Wonderland" or even "Tom Sawyer" and you will find this an interesting read. I am assuming with the way it ended that there are more books to follow. I really didn't feel like this was a 'childrens" book but something along the lines of the books I mentioned that an adult would enjoy.
YA book by a new author - was a fast and enjoyable read on my Kindle.
I Look forward to more from Mr. Neumyer.
Grace Krispy
Jimmy Stone has had a hard life. It all really started when his mom came home from the hospital with a puppy instead of the new baby sister he was expecting, and it went downhill from there. Now, he's been relocated to "Boredsylvania" with his largely absent father. With no friends, he finds himself the number one target of the local bully gang. Luckily, he manages to make friends with David, who has successfully survived his year of being the gang's whipping boy, and David is willing to teach J ...more
I received this book from smashwords hoping for an early review. (sorry it's not as early as I like)...

Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town had some good ideas, and I really wanted to like it, but there were too many incongruities to make it pleasurable to read. The Point of view was in first person for a 10 year old boy, yet the vocabulary and thought processes written for Jimmy are that of a much older adolescent or even an adult. This I think was the biggest is hard to imagine yourself in the m
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
I don't read a lot of YA fiction but since I got my kindle I have been trying to read a wider range of books. The author has been promoting the book on Amazon's kindle forums so I thought I would give it a try.
Jimmy Stone has been having a hard time of it, first his parents come home from the hospital without his soon to be baby sister, then his mum dies and his dad decides they should move and turns into a beer swilling couch potato. Jimmy has no friends, other than faithful dog Trex, until Da
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 ...more
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Arni Vidar Bjorgvinsson
First off, I must be noted that this is the first book in a series. And because of the fact that it's pretty short, most of it deals with the very important character development necessary to create and enhance the story.

I will not say that the book is boring, far from it, but it starts off slow and then only gets up to speed at the very end. It feels like one of those movies where you spend 75 minutes watching something very dull, and then the last 10 minutes contain all the action. This is not
A fast-moving YA story that should resonate strongly with its target demographic, thanks to generous helpings of the good stuff: action, tween angst, and magic. Neumyer skillfully grounds the more fanciful elements of his story in an easily identifiable, down to earth tale of a sad, lonely boy who misses his mom and doesn't understand the turns his life has taken.

Scott could have used an editor here -- one character crosses a "plain" of light at one point, and the story jumps awkwardly between p
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.
I've been reading a lot of different sort of books since receiving my Kindle (ahem, FREE books) & this was one that I picked up. A quick, enjoyable read. The characters are definitely appealing and it has a serious edge that most YA novels don't have. That being said, the move into the fantasy world was not as exciting, and I wasn't interested enough to continue with the series by purchasing the next book.
Shellys♥ Journal
Nice little middle school book. I assume the first of 7 books???? It was a neat little story. My only complaint was a few uses of the word "sh**", as I honestly don't think appropriate for 5th graders. Other than that, fun story with a great main character. Hope there is more to come.
Bryan Young
I think this is a great book for kids and they'll love reading the further adventures of Jimmy Stone. Finely written for the age group.
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