How to Speak Spook (and Stay Alive)

by Ally Keenan

Reading Age: 10

Interest level: 10+

by Ally Keenan

Donald isn’t very good at school work, but he has an amazing gift. He can see and talk to ghosts.

Donald’s family is unusual. His mum has the same gift and people often call on her to sort out troublesome ghosts. She isn’t very good at it though, it’s usually Donald who chats with the ghosts and sends them away happy. Donald’s dad has died and he IS a ghost.


Donald, his mum and his best friend, Merry, set off for a seaside holiday. But in Dorset they find an extremely ancient, angry and powerful ghost bent on causing immense destruction.

By turns humorous and touching, dramatic and silly, this is a perceptive and enjoyable story.


Publisher: Scholastic
Average rating: 2/5

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Good. I'm on page 66. very very good, I think you should do how to speak spook and stay a live number 3

Rating: 5 star
23 fford beck
20 October 2016

This sounds like a really awesome book. I want to read it because it sounds incredible. I can't wait to find out what happened to Donald and his mum. I think talking to ghosts is astonishing and this book is amazing.

Barby primary school
19 May 2016

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