I never knew Henry Winkler ever wrote a book in his life until I heard him and Lin Oliver do a presentation at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference last year. I bought the first one he wrote just so I could get him to sign it (and get a picture to make my wife jealous) and was really amazed at how good it is. My only issue with the new series, "Ghost Buddy," was that the second book wasn't available when I finished the first one. But now that the wait is over, I'm happy to report that "Mind if I Read Your Mind?" is even a better read than #1, "Zero to Hero." It's got a good message, it's well written, and it's funny. For instance, did you know that "the Hoove doesn't vacuum?" Oh no, he does not. Except when he does, that is. Both the hero and his ghost mentor and protector (who would rather be goofing off but is sort of stuck helping the kid) learn and grow as the story progresses. And, not to spoil it, but Hoover Porterhouse (the ghost) does in fact make some official progress in this volume. If you're a middle grader or if you just like kid lit, this is an excellent choice to spend a few bucks on. (I got the Kindle edition myself, but if you'd like it signed someday you'd better get the paper version, huh?)
Both 8yr old and myself loved the book. Not scary-Pretty funny a lot of the times. He is going back and reading again by himself this time. Great book to share-we took turns reading at bedtime to each other a few chapters as time allowed. we both can't wait for book 4 to be released.
My 8-year-old son and I have been reading the Ghost Buddy series together, and loving it. We take turns reading chapters to each other. The story is fun, and it has a lot of good life lessons in it. Would definitely recommend.