Kw-logo-smaller

Scary Stories II: Ghost In The Machine Book Review

Ghost In The Machine
Courtesy Of Scholastic
Scary Stories II: Ghost In The Machine Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Sep 21, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Ghost In The Machine is the second book in the Skeleton Creek series by Patrick Carman. Not only is it a good ghost story, its interactive video-web-text format makes it scarier than a normal book could ever be!

Title: Ghost In The Machine
Author: Patrick Carman
Series: Skeleton Creek
Ages: 9 and up


Ghost In The Machine is the second book in the Skeleton Creek series by Patrick Carman. While many sequels are disappointing, this second-in-the-series book may even be better than the first. Not only is it a good ghost story, but its interactive video-web-text format makes it scarier than a normal book could ever be!


The book is set up to read like the journal of its main character – Ryan – who was hurt in an accident in his hometown of Skeleton Creek. When the accident happened Ryan had been with his friend Sarah, and he hasn’t been allowed to see her since. But that doesn’t keep Sarah from being in contact with Ryan through other means; she e-mails him and sends him videos, as well.


Now here comes the fun part: you get to watch Sarah’s videos, too! Ryan gives you the web URLs to visit online, where you have to enter a secret password to watch each short movie (to uncover each password you are required to do a little digging on your own, adding an extra layer of fun to this reading experience). Basically, you’ll want to read this book with your laptop handy – you won’t be able to get the whole story without logging in to watch the videos that go with it.


Not only are there all these fun, interactive elements in the book, it’s also a really great ghost story/mystery on its own. In fact, it pretty much has everything a good thriller should have: secret codes, secret meetings, secret messages and more. The author does a great job of dropping subtle clues in the story and videos so you’ll really have to pay close attention to make sure you get everything.


Video: Ghost In The Machine Trailer


The Ghost In The Machine Rating: 5


Related Stories:

  • Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
  • The Ghosts Of Rathburn Park
  • Ghostgirl: Homecoming
  • Mostly Ghostly DVD
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    Tay_tay_bae_bae*
    i heard of the Movie. my Step dad has been talking about the movie like crazy doee'
    commented: Fri Dec 21, 2012

    kep7hk

    kep7hk wrote:

    Is there blood? someone has to die..
    commented: Thu Dec 20, 2012

    BraceFaceJamya:D_2199320
    WTF I AM DONE!!!!
    commented: Tue Jul 17, 2012

    there are 3 more comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    F992555513671

    What Would Make the Scariest Story?

    • The Tale of the Math Test.
    • Attack of the Locker Fungus.
    • Gym Socks Ate My Brother.
    • Teletubbies Take Over the World.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    Jelly3
    It's simple but it's deep. *-*
    reply 2 minutes
    Jelly3
    Jelly3 posted in Say Anything:
    Hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! :D 
    reply 3 minutes
    arthi
    arthi posted in Poetry & Stories:
    "Jelly3" wrote:Write more Shae, write more! :D -cheers- Shaee, Shae, Shae!  *cheers along with jelly twice the volume* SHAE! SHAE! SHAE! *waves pom-poms*
    reply 5 minutes
    Jelly3
    Write more Shae, write more! :D  -cheers-  Shaee, Shae, Shae! 
    reply 8 minutes
    Jelly3
    Write more Shae, write more! :D  -cheers-  Shaee, Shae, Shae! 
    reply 10 minutes

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Hour-of-code-tumb

    Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!