Sliding Beneath the Surface – Review

Sliding Beneath the Surface (The St. Augustine Trilogy, #1)Sliding Beneath the Surface by Doug Dillon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I think of Ghost stories, I usually think of hauntings, or possessions. I think scary,terrifying or even sometimes unrealistic. This book put a new spin on the whole Ghost – haunting – you story.

We have a boy ,Jeff, with a very special gift. That gift takes him on a 2 day journey with what started out as horrifying nightmares. He shares these nightmares with his neighbor, African American girl named Carla. She too has a special gift. Her other neighbour, Lobo, has helped her with her special gifts, so the two trot over to see Lobo only to find themselves on a terrifying yet accelerating adventure.

This adventure focuses around Lobo’s house and the cemetery. It focuses on the fact that Jeff’s ancestor is trying to contact him to get Jeff to help him. We don’t know if this Ghost is friendly or malicious but we do know that it is putting Jeff’s life in danger.

I liked the fact that we see the Ghost, not as a devil or spiritual thing, but as a real human who happened to be caught in the afterlife. The Ghost seeks out Jeff to help him find rest and peace in the afterlife.

I would definitely let my teens read this book. It is clean, has little swearing, yet has a few small graphic scenes that might scare the Bajibers out of ya 🙂

Overall a great book that I was happy to read in exchange for an honest review.

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