Monster High: The Ghoul Next Door

What It Is:

The second novel in Lisi Harrison’s Monster High series, Monster High: the Ghoul Next Door, picks up where the first book leaves off, focusing largely on the character Cleo de Nile. My hopes were high after the first few pages; I found the fast-paced Egyptian references and jokes in the opening paragraphs quite entertaining, and I was happy to find more of the “girl talk” banter and teasing among the monster gang that was featured in the first novel.

Cleo was the queen bee of the RADs, the normies, and everyone in between at Merston High. But now it’s “Frankie this” and “Melody that” . . . these new girls sure know how to get her lashes in a tangle. When Cleo lands a golden Teen Vogue photo op for her friends, everything seems to be back on track . . . until they bail to be in some film . . . Frankie and Melody’s film! Can’t a royal get some loyal?

Frankie Stein

Frankie lost her head over Brett once and vows never to do it again. Not that she has a choice: Bekka is clinging to her guy like plastic wrap. But when Brett comes up with a plan that could help the RADs live free, sparks fly, and Bekka will stop at nothing to put out the flames . . . even if it means destroying the entire monster community.

Melody Carver

The clock is tick-tick-ticking. Melody has a serious deadline to save her boyfriend, Jackson, from being exposed by the vengeance-seeking Bekka. But Cleo is making it royally difficult for the normie while threatening her acceptance into the RADs’ exclusive group . . . a group that Melody suspects she has more in common with than she ever thought.

Fitting in is so out.

Why It’s Fun:

You already know Freaky just got fabulous but now Freak is the new Chic! This book is not only fun but has a wonderful message by showing kids like my own sister that it’s okay to be different. I am also very happy how the entire series is encouraging more children like my classmates to grab a book and take a trip into drop dead clawesome style as a monster-ista.

Who’s Going To Love It:

I think anyone who read the first book will adore Monster High: The Ghoul Next Door but it is definitely more for the tween to adult age range.

Rated 4 out of 5 for Read It Again Points:

Book Information:

Monster High: The Ghoul Next Door
Author: Lisi Harrison
Format: Hardcover 256 pages
Age Range: Pre-Teen+

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