Greta and the Ghost Hunters by Sam Copeland | Book Review


Greta and the Ghost Hunters by Sam Copeland

Greta and the Ghost Hunters by Sam Copeland
Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: 20th January 2022
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Paranormal
Rating: 4.5


The hilarious tale of a family coming to terms with its ghosts - literally.

Greta Woebegone did not believe in ghosts because she was a sensible young girl and sensible young girls tend not to believe in ghosts. That was until the day she was knocked over by a car and died, when everything changed...

As she recovers, Greta finds she can not only see the spirits that haunt her ancestral home, she can talk to them - from her Grandpa Woebegone and Percy the poo-pushing plague victim, to the sinister poltergeist in the cellar.

Can Greta save the ghosts from being exorcised (a fate worse than undeath)? Can the ghosts help Greta stop her beloved Grandma being put in a home? And can any of them find the courage to face up to the traumas in their pasts that are holding them back from the future?

From the acclaimed author of Charlie Changes Into a Chicken comes a touching and side-splitting new story guaranteed to delight readers of nine and up.

A fun, humorous and a bit emotional story. I'm having fun reading the book. It was just the perfect book to lift my mood that day.
It's a story about Greta, who at first does not believe in ghosts. Her grandmother told her that she could see Grandpa, but Greta was not that convinced until one day, Greta was caught in an accident, and that opened her ability to see ghosts. Not only her grandfather, but also the other two ghosts who reside in her home.
I love the bond between Greta and her grandmother. Although Greta didn't believe her at first, her grandmother is still her best friend and is always by her side. She was so sad and devastated with her parents because they wanted to send Grandma to a care home. She needs to come up with a plan together with the three spirits. Will it succeed? Well, it is time for you to find out.

It was so effing funny when Greta's parents decided to hire the ghost hunter team to rid the spirit in their house. I chuckle at all the strategies they plan. It made me laugh a lot throughout those scenes. I love their strategy and how they do it together to make it succeed. It is really a fun read!

Besides that, the illustrations are so cute and beautiful that it really helps a lot to imagine all the characters and whatnot.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. I managed to read this book in one sitting. It's easy for the young reader to read, and the illustrations really help a lot. A highly recommended for the young readers.