Whooping Hollow bully, Bryce Billings, dares Fish Finelli and his friends to enter the one-legged whaler's long-abandoned haunted house on the night of a full moon. As they prepare for entry, they discover that if an heir to the house doesn't come forward by the end of the week, Bryce's dad will tear it down to build a resort. Determined not to let this historic (if ghost-infested!) house be destroyed, Fish and his friends decode a secret message, explore a hidden tunnel, and tail a newcomer to town to determine if there really is an heir. They're racing against the clock, but will they be fast enough to ensure Bryce and his dad don't get their way?
"Mom this was a good book. I liked it. Bryce isn't very nice. Fish and his friends figured out the mystery. It was kinda tricky but they did it. Other children should read this book too." When I asked him what he thought about the characters "they are real boys like me mom, and they figure things out".
My son eagerly awaited the arrival of the next Fish Finelli book. He has so enjoyed this series. While he didn't come racing down the stairs to tell me the next development in this book, he did enjoy reading it. E.S.Farber's stories contain well developed characters and good plot lines. Even though my son dislikes Bryce, this story contains some hope for the future with Bryce (he's not nice, but he has potential). I have to admit to being curious to see if in the next book (if there is one) if Bryce becomes friends with Fish and his gang. :)
Received: Hardcover Book
Title: Fish Finelli: Ghosts Don't Wear Glasses
Author: E.S. Farber
Illustrator: Jessica Warrick
Intended Audience: 7-9 year olds
Series: Fish Finelli, this is book three.
Reviewed for: Raincoast Books