SynopsisGoodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22441997-melody-jackson-and-the-house-on-lafayette-street
The house next door had always been a little creepy. But when her father began to tell stories of his own childhood, Melody Jackson knew this wasn't going to be an average summer vacation.
This is the story about a smart girl who hates new-fangled technologies, and is more interested in machinery and objects of the past. Melody also believes little in the ways of spiritual, metaphysical, or the unprovable. She's home schooled, a little nerdy but a stern realist.
It isn't long, however, before Melody stumbles into some very old truths of the world and the universe.
Dark, horrible things.
It was the house next door, which was really the start of it. The house had always been a little creepy, but when her father began to open up with stories of his own childhood, Melody Jackson knew this wasn't going to be an average summer vacation.
Join Melody, her parents, and her friend Flutter (who becomes fixated with the creepy neighbour next door) as they travel through a whirlwind of adventure, suspense and terror. Starting at the local, haunted amusement park and ending with a terrifying night drive to nearly bottomless lake in the dark, Melody's view of the world would never quite be the same again.
From the Author
B.M.B. Johnson lives in Portland with his own family. Although the events of this novel are fictional, the characters and some of the situations are very similar.
I loved it! It is a well written story about a girl Melody, her family and friends. Its full of adventure, thrill and amusements. I especially liked Melody's character. I find her way of narration very interesting, the way she sees people and the world amused me quite a bit. She seems to have an opinion about everyone and everything. I found her funny and entertaining. The way she acted towards Flutter was also fun to read about. Regardless of what she said I still think they were friends. ;)
Then her father's stories led to an adventure which was unexpectedly amazing. I also liked the way things ended. I think this crazy book is definitely worth a read. At first I thought maybe its for kids/YA but now I believe that this book is for people of all ages. If you are looking for "crazy" fun read then this book is for you.