The Dead Kid Detective Agency

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“The Dead Kid Detective Agency” by Evan Munday is the perfect mix of funny, serious and mysterious.

“The Dead Kid Detective Agency” by Evan Munday is the perfect mix of funny, serious and mysterious.

It all starts with October Schwartz, who, by the way, is not dead. Although, everything changes when October is lying on top of a grave in the neighborhood cemetery, where she is trying to work on her new novel. Of course, this book is a horror novel, so she is deep into the world of demons when she starts to see things. At first, she just thinks it is her mind playing tricks on her. Bu then the next day in the cemetery, she sees it again. The one day, all of the teenage ghosts come out to meet her.

However, they only come out to meet her because they think she is dead. But it doesn’t matter to her.

Then, a couple of days later, October’s beloved French teacher, Mr. O’Shea, is killed in a mishap in the school auto shop. October is miserable after that. Between the school bully, all of the homework, and the trips to the school guidance counselor, things couldn’t get worse. But when October overhears a super-strict teacher say that he thought that Mr. O’Shea had killed himself, October convinces the dead kids to help her solve this mystery.

So they form the Dead Kid Detective Agency.

I really enjoyed this book. I thought that Evan Munday really did a good job of executing this book, because October was relatable in some ways, and completely unrealistic in others. In the same way, you could picture this book and it was realistic in some ways, while in others it was completely strange and could never happen.

I think that I would recommend this book to kids about age twelve and over, because of some smoking usage and harder vocabulary.