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We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh returns with Spirit Hunters a high stakes middle grade mystery series about Harper Raine the new seventh grader in town who must face down the dangerous ghosts haunting her younger brother A riveting ghost story and captivating adventure this tale 40 StarsThis was such an enjoyable middle grade horror story Haunted house stories don t often work for me but this one did because it was focused around a possession than the actual house I also thought the exorcism was uite uniue because it pulled from non Catholic sources like Buddhism For a book aimed at a younger audience I found it to be pleasantly creepy with a good balance between suspense and humour The audiobook narrator did a great job of voicing the possessed person Finally I loved the diversity in this nig3l which is so often lacking in adult horror This story featured a half Korean girl who s heritage was beautifully woven in the narrative I would recommend this one to anyone with kids or other adult readers who are open to reading middle horror

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Spirit Hunters

Will have you guessing at every turnHarper doesn’t trust her new home from the moment she steps inside and the rumors are that the Raine family’s new house is haunted Harper isn’t sure she believes those rumors until her younger brother Michael starts acting strangely The whole at Very middle of the road middle grade fiction Not the book s fault this genre is just not for me The writing style of this kind of annoyed me I sort of expected a bit childish which I d consider fine for an MG novel but the she felt angry kind of style started to annoy me pretty uicklyThe only new or original thing offered here is the Asian lead characters and general diversity which I did appreciate 2010 excellent for middle grade readers

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Mosphere gives Harper a sense of déjà vu but she can’t remember why She knows that the memories she’s blocking will help make sense of her brother’s behavior and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house but will she be able to put the pieces together in tim Review originally published 26 June 2018 at Falling Letters Spirit Hunters the first book in an upcoming series is a classic haunted house tale with a Korean American perspective This book is ownvoices for Korean American representation Harper s family has just moved from an air conditioned apartment in New York to a stuffy old house in Washington DC Harper knows the move has something to do with a fire at school and a serious accident that put her in hospital but she has no memories of the incident Harper is wary of her new home especially when she learns of its supposedly haunted past from her new friend Dayo When Harper s usually sweet little brother Michael starts acting sullen and mean Harper and Dayo begin investigating the history of the house in an attempt to uncover the root of Michael s behaviour Harper unblocks her memories halfway through the book remembering everything that happened around her accident as well as the critical fact that she can see and communicate with ghosts a skill that Harper will need to use to her advantage if she wants to save Michael from a nasty ghost s possessionWhat sets Spirit Hunters apart from other middle grade books with ghosts is that Spirit Hunters feels properly frightening The sharp change in Michael s personality demonstrates the threat that Billy the older boy who haunts the house can be As Harper and Dayo uncover of Billy s history they learn just how awful he was when he was alive Billy is a real threat to Harper and her family and the creepy happenings he raises around the house invoke the same kind of chills I experience when reading adult haunted house storiesIn addition to being a ghost story Spirit Hunters deals with themes of cultural identity Harper is Korean American and has a Korean grandmother who lives near Washington but whom she s rarely met because her mother and grandmother are estranged Harper eventually reconnects with her grandmother and learns that she is a mudang a shaman who can hunt spirits and that Harper has the same ability to do so Family conflict arises because Harper s mother does not have that ability and denies the existence of ghosts Racism is also addressed not as a primary theme in the novel but something that Harper as a visible minority has to deal with in her everyday lifeThe Bottom Line Recommend for readers who love truly frightening books Extension activities could include filming a book trailer or sharing ghost stories from other culturescomparing them to Korean beliefs about ghosts


10 thoughts on “Spirit Hunters

  1. says:

    Not sure why there's all these too childish 23 star reviews This is middle grade which means the target audience is 9 12 in most cases It is meant for children When reviewing MG you need to be thinking from the perspective of the target audience not yourself assuming reviewer target audienceI know Oh's first series was YA so some of her YA readers may be picking up this new book being a fan of the author but please remember this is middle

  2. says:

    40 StarsThis was such an enjoyable middle grade horror story Haunted house stories don't often work for me but this one did because it was fo

  3. says:

    Wayyyy too scary for me

  4. says:

    All the elements here were pretty familiar especially the MichaelBilly plot and the most original bit with the long dead Grady wasn't elaborated enough That aside the writing and characters were solid and it was a very enjo

  5. says:

    I can't get over the fact that this is a middle grade book This was so creepy I loved the Korean spiritual references and how the haunting was described I do wish the parents were aware of the haunting so that the protagonist could have a moment of I told you so but other than that this was a fun and creepy readH

  6. says:

    Very middle of the road middle grade fiction Not the book's fault this genre is just not for me The writing style of this kind of annoyed me I sort of expected a bit childish which I'd consider fine for an MG novel but the “she felt angry” kind of style started to annoy me pretty uicklyThe only new or original thing offered here is the

  7. says:

    It’s early summer and Harper Raine 12 isn’t very happy about the family’s move to Washington DC Older sister Kelly thinks the move is all Harper’s fault because of starting a fire at school and then having a terrible acciden

  8. says:

    Review originally published 26 June 2018 at Falling Letters Spirit Hunters the first book in an upcoming series is a classic haunted house tale with a Korean American perspective This book is #ownvoices for Korean

  9. says:

    Harper Raine has a bad feeling about her family’s new home the moment she steps inside Then she hears the rumors about the house And to top things off her little brother begins acting strangely Now Harper is spending seventh grade seeking answers to the spirits she senses and trying to figure out a way to save her brother before it’s too late This is a fun debut to a new middle grade seriesBacklist bump

  10. says:

    Only pick this one up if you are very brave and at least 10 or older As a young horror fan I would have loved to read this with my mum at that age getting creeped out together This book offers some genuinely scary bits coupled with a lot of humour heartfelt moments friendship and some wonderful messages about diversity and accept