A Properly Unhaunted Place review by momo.book
A Properly Unhaunted Place
by William Alexander, Kelly Murphy
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Fiction

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Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - Grenville, NM, United States
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A Properly Unhaunted Place is a book about a girl named Rosa Diaz and her mom, who are ghost appeasement specialists. They move to Ingot, a town that is known for no hauntings or ghosts. They wonder why and how that could be. Rosa does not like it in Ingot, and her new "house," which is a basement below the Ingot Public Library, doesn't meet her standards because there are no windows and no natural light. On the other hand, Jasper Chevalier was born, raised, and lived in Ingot. He is new to ghosts since there are none in his town. When he meets Rosa, he doesn't know what he got himself into. Rosa and Jasper need to figure out why there are no ghosts in Ingot and get the spirits back.


A Properly Unhaunted Place had many interesting facts about ghosts, such as why we have jack-o-lanterns, but it took a long time to get through the book. I didn't really understand the ending and why it was so important. There is a sequel, but I probably won't read it. This book reminds me of Harry Potter, but the ideas weren't fully developed. It almost felt too short. I have never read about the dead, ghost appeasement specialists, and ghosts, which helped to keep me interested. I also liked how the author made up this world that seemed like reality but with just a little twist. Overall, I would rate this book 3 of 5 stars. I would recommend this book to readers ages 7 and up.

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