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Ghostboy Chameleon the Duke of GraffitiSt appendix lands Duke in the hospital he and Cora will be forced to come together by the most unlikely intermediary her eight year old brother JaimeSo begins an epic tale that of Ghostboy Chameleon and the Duke of Graffiti A tale of three normal kids who against all odds will become excep. I'm the author Can't give it less stars ;Seriously now GHOSTBOY is a modern coming of age where children and adolescents are confronted not only with growing up but with grown up problems

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Some endings are inevitable but so are some storiesCora the principal’s gloomy goth daughter is not exactly popular Duke Meyer’s type Still Duke finds himself inexplicably drawn to her dark eyes and mysterious manner She makes it clear she doesn’t return his admiration but when a bur. SORRY FOR THE CRAPPY REVIEW I'm just unable to write something okay right now but I need to post my review so here it is I feel like I'm heartless because I didn't cry Oh well it doesn't mean I didn't like the book There's something really funny about this book I think it has to do with the fact that it's told in Duke's perspective which makes the story a whole lot different than it would have been if it had been told in Cora's Duke can have uite stupid thoughts which made me want to slap him or just face palm but most of the things he said were actually uite funny which I liked The fact that it's told in his words also make him seem compassionate and nice and it made Cora seem mysterious and intriguing I wasn't sure about the narrator at first but I ended up really liking it The story is pretty sad even though most of the story isn't about the sadness Jaime is an incredible little guy who has a difficult life but never gives up or stops smiling so if that doesn't give you hope then I don't know what would I loved how everyone tried to make his life better and how most of their time together was spent laughing which made me forget about cancer and death There's a bit of everything in this book from romance to sadness which makes it great for everyone I really enjoyed the time I spent reading it so I'd definitely recommend it It's different from most books I've read before which is even better Thank you NetGalley for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

SUMMARY Ghostboy Chameleon the Duke of Graffiti

SUMMARY Ghostboy Chameleon the Duke of Graffiti 107 Ó Some endings are inevitable but so are some storiesCora the principal’s gloomy goth daughter is not exactly popular Duke Meyer’s type Still Duke finds himself inexplicably drawn to her dark eyes and mysterious manner She makes it clear she doesn’t return his admiration but when a TionalA tale of hopes and dreams of indelible friendship and first love Ghostboy Chameleon the Duke of Graffiti is a gorgeous debut novel that will resonate with the thoughtful fans of John Green’s blockbuster The Fault in Our StarsForeword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalis. I received digital ARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley Review is also posted on Let’s Say It’s A BlogThis is the book that I doubt I would enjoy because of the childlike title yet something I would pick up anyway because of the uniue title After I read the brief description available on Netgalley I became curious as I couldn’t make out where the title clicked with the story Ghostboy Chameleon and the Duke of Graffiti sounds exactly like a fantasy book for me While I wasn’t right about it I wasn’t totally wrong either That is the title of a fantasy book; the one that exists inside this contemporary bookThe next thing that picked up my interest ―after the cover― was the perspective being used in this book Now that I think about it I’ve never read a book where the story is told solely from the male lead’s perspective I was a little worried that it wouldn’t sound good or came out unnatural as the author is female but she actually did a really good job ‘voicing’ teenage boy to deliver the plot The story began with a scene where Duke was brought to principal’s office after his attempt to spread out his creativity all the way to principal’s car yes he’s the graffiti boy on the title Duke’s not a bad student really He did it as a challenge to join some exclusive club called Alphas which two of his best friends were already in Duke’s ended up grounded and had a new side role at school as janitor both for a month While being in this messed up situation that Duke met Cora the Goth girl slash principal’s daughter It’s not that he never met her before He did know her; they just never really talked to each other until this time Guess detention kind of opened up his world to than just the basketball team popular cheerleaders and the AlphasI have to admit that the first few chapters of this book are sort of plain and uneventful Maybe it’s the short length scenes or the unsmooth transitions between each scene or the fact that at first the scenes seemed too focused on mundane things of Duke’s life rather than picking up the plot forward Duke went on with his janitor assignments occasionally ran into Cora little banter happened him trying to brush his weird feeling for the Goth girl by dating another girl negotiating with his parents to let him go out and hanging out with friends who encouraged him to keep his spirit joining the AlphasIt went on like that even though I did highlight some funny scenes throughout the book It felt so long when I realized I was still on the first uarter of the book that the first twist finally came I couldn’t remember on which chapter exactly that I began to fully enjoy the story Maybe it was after the first twist came up or much later when Duke finally met someone who changed so much of his life Meeting an eight years old Jaime gave Duke’s useful thing to do other than worrying about school boy’s cliché things popularity at school basketball girls or joining some secret club Discovering the little boy’s big secret Duke felt something shift inside him something where he felt thankful for the life he had for the complete family he got something that pushed him to do the right thing in his life Duke’s character represents everything a good teenage boy is like He thinks and acts as naturally as most boys his age but I do love that he’s such a loving kid to his family I love Duke’s relationship with his parents and his grandma Actually Duke’s family is really something; it looks like so much fun to hang out with them and everything they do is really comical I lost count on how many times I laughed whenever their scenes were up Even scene as worrying as Duke’s sudden appendix attack was so darn funny for meAnd then there’s Cora who isn’t as lucky as Duke’s in family department With incomplete parents and little brother who already had to face a big battle with cancer at eight Cora had her own issue that shaped her into a girl with cold demeanor and thick make up After several encounters with Cora Duke felt so taken aback with his weird feeling for the girl who’s so different than his usual type Perhaps it’s the cold shoulders that Cora kept throwing at him or her charcoal like make upped eyes but Duke felt the urge to unravel whatever she hid behind the mask I like that it’s not exactly an insta love happening between them They resented each other from the start yet in the end they shared eual affection for the same person Jaime who was no other than Cora’s little brother started to build a tight bond with Duke when he decided to write him a story trying to give him adventure he probably would never get Their relationship seemed casual at first but slowly it tightened and soon they realized that they never wanted to be separated from each other Duke never knew that Jaime would be than just his writing buddy and he never knew that Jaime would be the very person that brought him and Cora closer than ever The three of them formed a uniue group as they went on a mission to cross each point from Jaime’s bucket list As much as I love the romance in this book I love Duke’s relationship with Jaime I guess it’s after Duke started to hang out with Jaime that I started to really enjoy the story ―including the one Duke and Jaime wrote together That’s when this book started to give me so much ‘feels’ I shed my first tear on 80% mark And that’s also the beginning of every tear I shed again and again all the way to the last page When I first read the book I know exactly just how it would end up eventually But I guess Ms Wildenstein tried to relay this to us from the start that no matter how it ends it’s the story that matters the most See the words etched on the cover Some endings are inevitable but so are the stories She tried to remind us again through Jaime’s words “Just because you know the ending doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it” I could so relate to this Growing up I always hold on the process based thinking system I am taught not to worry so much about the result as what much important is the process The ending was one painful experience for each character yet no one wanted to change a thing if it meant replacing the togetherness unforgettable moments and the tight bond had been formed between them There was this red thread between the story of this book and the one written by the characters It’s really beautiful and poignant Ghostboy Chameleon and the Duke of Graffiti is the book about finding unexpected love and losing unexpected friend in unexpected time and place Duke’s character teaches us that you don’t need to be the most popular kid at school or be in some fancy exclusive club to be able to do amazing thing and give people happiness This book might feel ordinary for me at first but it felt so good to discover what a ride it took me to the last page It’s just so many feeling all blended into one And what an ending to wrap them up with I strongly recommend this book for everyone who wants to experience what I said above Ms Wildenstein chose two cliché themes of YA novel ―terminal illness and story writing― and put them together into an astonishing story that many people would find it hard to put it down What a stellar debut novel