Ghost Game

Written by Marcia Jones
Illustrated by Jeremy Tugeau

Reviewed by D.K. (age 8)

Ghost Game by Debbie Dadey is an amazing story. There are annoying ghosts who haunt the school and bother the children who go there. In the beginning, Jeff, Nina, and Cassidy sneak a basketball into their classroom. The three ghosts, Ozzy, Becky, and Sadie, steal the ball from them and pop it! Now they can't practice playing basketball! Next, the kids walk into the janitor's closet and get trapped! They try every way to get out and slam the door open. Nina makes a deal with the ghosts that she will play basketball with them, but if Nina loses the ghosts can haunt the school forever! If she wins, the ghosts will have to stay in the basement forever! Will Nina win or will Sleepy Hollow be haunted forever?

I enjoyed reading this book. One reason why is because it is scary. There are ghosts in the story that are incredibly evil. I liked it because it is also imaginative. Ghosts don't exist. Third, this book is challenging. It is hard to imagine what the characters will do when bad things happen to the children. I couldn't wait to see how they would solve their problems.

This story reminds me of the time when I got locked in the basement. It was freaky. I thought I heard foot steps and voices calling my name. I was chilly, and it was dark.. I felt wind blowing into my face, and I couldn't see a thing. I thought that somebody was tapping my shoulder. I hope that never happens to me again.

Nina reminds me of myself because she is daring. She is never scared, and I'm never scared. Another reason why is because we are both smart. We both love every subject and are well behaved. The third reason is because we're pretty. Nina and I are fabulous looking. Nina reminds me of myself because we are daring, smart, and pretty.

You are lucky to be here because I've got a book just for you. I recommend this book to mystery lovers. It teaches you how to be fair and square. Another reason why I recommend this book is because I know everyone loves books written by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey. This book is fantastic, and I just know that you are going to love it!

D.K. is a student in Miss F.'s 3rd Grade Class
2004-2005