Greta and the Ghost Hunters

(3 reviews with an average rating of 3 out of 5)

Publisher: Puffin

Greta doesn’t want Grandma to go into a home, but Grandma keeps insisting she can see ghosts in the house, so Mum thinks she's losing her marbles - plus she wants to turn Grandma's room into a yoga studio.

It’s only after Greta has her accident that she realises that their house really is haunted! The only way to stop Grandma being sent away is to convince Mum and Dad that the spirits are real, so she sets about trying to get the spirits on her side.

But the ghosts aren’t in any mood to cooperate. Percy, a 9-year-old 16th century plague victim is a witch-obsessed numbskull; Grandpa is crabby and bad-tempered and the less said about the monster who haunts the cellar the better. What Greta needs is a cunning plan…

Part ghost story, part absurd comedy, welcome to the world of Greta’s hilariously dysfunctional family – and a very unusual narrator. Be prepared for plenty of spooky goings on and lots of toilet humour, as well as an assortment of totally incompetent ghost-hunters. Underlying all the silliness is an important message about not judging other people, as it’s impossible to tell what they're going through in their own lives.

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