Braidy von Althuis

and the Gullible Ghost Hunter

Children - Grade 4th-6th
226 Pages
Reviewed on 06/28/2018
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Ten-year-old Braidy is back with his eccentric family in Braidy von Althuis: And the Gullible Ghost Hunter (Vol 2) by Cassidy Dwelis. The boy who tried hard to fit in now has a great friend by his side. Kara is a witty and smart one-arm gymnast who’s well-liked by Braidy’s family. It’s a peaceful time for the von Althuis household after the last incident with the warlock. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last long as a persistent ghost hunter named Arthur Rilley, who’s gaining popularity in Maple Hills, bothers Uncle Rolo greatly. On top of that, someone from Uncle Rolo’s past makes a surprise visit to the house, a sign of more imminent chaos for the family.

Just like its predecessor, I enjoyed the interactive music included with the book. It suits the story’s theme and whimsical aspect. The charming illustrations once again complement the narrative as well as the well-structured, fast-paced plot, making the book richer, aesthetically attractive, and giving its targeted readers a more enjoyable reading experience. Familial relationship continues to be one of the subject matters among others such as love, trust, and the importance of honesty. Braidy’s character development continues to impress me. Uncle Rolo is the black sheep of the family, and Braidy makes a great effort to keep the harmony in the family, better than the adults who tend to punish instead of forgiving. Through composure, bravery, and some help from several ghosts, a catastrophe is prevented, but not without some sacrifices. Overall, Dwelis gives fans of the series another gratifying read.