“I live ina haunted family, in a haunted house, on a haunted street. Some people don’t believe in ghosts but that’s alright. They have orange nightlights glowing in their bedrooms after dark, reflecting little moons and stars on the ceiling.”This is the brutally truestory of a small boy haunted by many ghosts, told uniquely through his eyes. In a tragic, disturbing but often funny account of survival, the journey beginsin a decaying house with a grandfather who thinks heis a train, an alcoholic father who has gone to see a man about a dogand a diminutive Scottish grandmother who has a deceptively powerful right punch. The boy suffers physical abuseand the horror
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being lockedin the cellar by his sister wherethe total darkness hidesthe ghostof a man who hanged himself inthe toilet. His mother slowly slips into her own worldof delusionand depression and the boy knowsthat he must findthe causeof his mother’s madness before it is too late. As insanity steadily invadesthe family, heis the only one who can hear
“The title suggests a ghost story, but a boy witnessing firsthand the
soundof a girl screaming in the attic night after night. And
“The Boy who Lived with Ghosts is a brilliant read. John’s story triggered a lot of emotions for me when
his sister is too terrifiedto be alone in her bedroom, he is convincedthat the spirit of the manwho hanged himself in the toiletis intent on killing the whole family.