Nick McCaffrey vs. the Ghosts of The Presidential Assassins


E. M. Marz 
CreateSpace (2012)
ISBN 9781480295865

Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 10) for Reader Views (1/13)


“Nick McCaffrey vs. the Ghosts of The Presidential Assassins” by E. M. Marz is about teenaged Nick McCaffrey, who can hear and see ghosts, and his best friend Gene the Genius. When his class takes a field trip to Washington, DC he hears how different presidential assassins’ stuff like Guiteau’s skeleton are being stolen, but he knows that the presidential assassins are coming back to life to kill the current president. Who is doing it and how can he stop it?

The characters were easy to get to know and to relate to. My favorite character was Gene.   He has an IQ of 176 which is more than Einstein. Nick, his best friend, is much bigger than Gene.  Since everyone thought Nick was crazy when he said he could see ghosts, he decided to play the bad boy and lie about seeing ghosts so he wouldn’t get sent to the hospital again.

This wasn’t exactly an educational book, but I did become more familiar with the names of the presidential assassins.   

I would recommend “Nick McCaffrey vs. the Ghosts of The Presidential Assassins” by E. M. Marz to people who like adventure and action.  I could not put this book down until I finished it. 

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