The Ghost of KRZY

Friday, January 1, 2010
Well, based on what books I randomly impulsively grabbed from my parents' Church library, you get Bill Myer books 2 days in a row!

#1 -
The Ghost of KRZY by Bill Myers, Bethany House Publishers, 1997
The Ghost of KRZY (Bloodhounds, Inc #1) 
Genre: Mystery
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 11-14
Subject: Fear vs. Trust in God, Bullying vs. Loving those different than you
Summary: Ghosts aren't real. Of course, we know that. When a person dies, they face judgment and go to Heaven or Hell. They don't stay on earth and haunt people. But if that's true, why is equipment from their dad's radio station disappearing when only he and one other know the security code and are locking it up tight each night. Sean and Melissa have decide to start a detective agency and are on their first case: figuring out who the ghost of KRZY is. In the meantime, they and the neighborhood kids are having a hard time not judging and bullying the weirdo in the run-down house.
Notes: Bill Myers does a great job communicating truth as well as creating realistic characters that doubt, even though they have been told the truth. The truth is always proven in the end, but the situations prove that faith is necessary because sometimes it isn't easy to believe what you know to be true. This book has a unique writing style in that the author randomly inserts himself as a narrator talking to the readers, making jokes or comparing the characters to the reader.
Recommendation Scale: 3.5


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