Pleasing the Ghost

Written by Sharon Creech

Reviewed by Ethan T. (age 10)

What would you do if you needed to help someone but couldn't understand what they were saying? Nine-year-old Dennis meets ghosts from all different places and times. One day, he meets his Uncle Arvie's ghost. He wants three things, but because he had a stroke, his Uncle's words are all scrambled. Dennis can't find out what Arvie wants, and Arvie is not going to leave until he gets it.

I thought this book was good because I thought that seeing ghosts is connected to real life. Dennis changed from not worrying about his father a lot because Uncle Arvie came. My favorite part is when Dennis digs up the rose bush because Uncle Arvie says really funny things.

I would recommend this book because it always keeps you guessing about what Arvie is saying. Audiences that would like this book are people that want to learn about ghosts, and have fun doing it.

Ethan T. is a student in Mrs. Calkin's 5th Grade Class
2002-2003