Perfect for fans of: Jenny Pearson
Greta and her family live in their ancestral home. She has never believed in ghosts, despite being in the perfect location for a haunted house. But when she’s knocked over by a car and almost dies, everything changes. Now Greta doesn’t just see the ghosts in her home but she can speak to them, too!
Her grumpy Grandpa Woebegone loves to complain; Percy, a plague victim who is stuck in his past; a sinister spook in the basement who keeps themselves to themselves…for now, anyway. It turns out they all need to help each other to get what they need – the ghosts need Greta’s help to avoid exorcism, and she needs their help to save her Grandma being put into a home. Will they be able to put aside the pain in the past, to help change the future?
Anyone who has read Sam Copeland’s previous books will know that he mixes humour with real-life situations that have heart. His newest offering is no different; with tears of laughter and emotion, you’ll be taken on an adventure along with Greta. I loved the way that the funny moments were interwoven into the story, still allowing the reader to understand how the characters would be feeling.
The importance of humour in stories, and how it allows children to access situations, is not underestimated by Copeland which is evident in Greta and the Ghost Hunters.
I loved the unknown narrator, which added mystery and intrigue to the storytelling. I really enjoyed the way it helped the story to unfold, as well as seeing the events from a different perspective. As the plot developed, you could see each of the personalities coming through and working together. I particularly enjoyed Percy’s role within the story.
With hijinks and hilarity, this is the perfect class read.
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📚 Book gifted by publisher