Written by Kenneth Oppel

Gabe doesn’t believe in ghosts, until he meets one! Gabe has a summer job leading ghost tours of the Gibraltar Point lighthouse, so when he meets Rebecca, a real ghost who is looking for his help, his world is turned upside down. This book was a good ghost story with a great mix of intrigue, excitement, history, and mild horror. It has a good villain in a ghost who eats other ghosts and wants to take over the living world; plus tidbits of history about the Toronto area. I felt this book had a unique plot from most ghost stories. This book also deals well with loss, family trauma, and questions about death without agenda or judgement. I think this would be a good choice for 4-6th graders who like ghost stories and kids saving the world (while the grownups are in the dark of course!)

Reviewed by Kaylene Fetzer, Librarian, Magna Elementary
Review shared in January 2023
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-7

Written by Kenneth Oppel
Alfred A. Knopf
389 pages
Release Date: September 6, 2022
ISBN: 9780593487938 
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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