Book Review: Graveyard Girls: 1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War

Posted September 4, 2022 by geograph in adventure, contemporary, fantasy, horror, review, thriller / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Booksweet, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Graveyard Girls: 1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War by Lisi Harrison, Daniel Kraus
Series: Graveyard Girls: #1
on August 26, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women, Juvenile Fiction / Horror, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Pages: 256
Format: ARC, eBook, Paperback
Source: Booksweet, Netgalley

Meet Whisper, Frannie, Sophie, Gemma, and Zuzu, five friends who tell eerie tales by night and navigate middle school drama by day.

MISERY FALLS, OREGON, IS ABUZZ AS the 100th anniversary of the electrocution of the town's most infamous killer, Silas Hoke, approaches. When a mysterious text message leads the girls to the cemetery--where Silas Hoke is buried!--life can't get any creepier. Except, yes, it can thanks to the surprise storyteller who meets them at the cemetery, inspires the first-ever meeting of the Graveyard Girls, and sets the stage for a terrifying tale from Whisper that they'll never forget.

This slightly scary, extremely addictive story is the first in a five-book series by New York Times bestselling authors Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus.

Lisi Harrison is a really prolific author, and it’s because she writes pop fiction, which is not necessarily Good Fiction. This book is. Fine. I read a lot of REALLY GOOD middle grade fiction, and this is not REALLY GOOD middle grade fiction. It’s perfectly fine middle grade, and one thing about the Graveyard Girls is that they aren’t the terrifying caricatures of the middle school girls of Harrison’s THE CLIQUE series, but unfortunately they shake out to be Just Perfectly Fine. Readalikes and better recs: CORALINE, SMALL SPACES, SCOOBY-DOO. Three stars.

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