Monday, March 10, 2014

Book Review: The Ghost Box by Catherine Fisher

I received a free ecopy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Title: The Ghost Box
Author: Catherine Fisher
Publisher: Stoke Books
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Ghosts
Length: 72 pages
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley

A young girl must unlock the secret to a mysterious box to protect herself from an unwanted visitor. 

Thrilling ghost story

Strange things start happening to Sarah after she discovers that her house was once just an old barn with an ancient tree next to it that had to be cut down to make room for what is now her bedroom. She soon starts having very odd dreams about the tree and wakes up with a silver box on her nightstand. The box came from the dream but where did the boy come from?

I was overly fond of ghost stories as a young kid and the fascination has not ended. I still very much enjoy middle-grade novels so I thought I'd give this one a chance. While very short and not quite spooky at my age anymore, I think The Ghost Box will appeal to any young readers looking for a thrill or scare. There are also a few good lessons to be learned from this story. In my opinion, that is always a good reason for a recommendation. 

My Rating:
3 stars

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