Summer Book Review

Ghost Knight

By Cornelia Funke

July 15, 2012

Genre: Fantasy

Number of Pages: 352

What’s the basic story line?

Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft is sent to boarding school where a nasty surprise awaits him. A ghost wants revenge on Jon’s family. Jon befriends his schoolmate Ella, a pretty and quirky girl. Together, they awaken the ghost of the knight Longspee and ask him to help Jon. Jon learns to trust the knight. In return for Longspee’s help, Jon does a favor for him as well.


Kid Reporter
Aviva Landau

Are the characters believable?

Jon, the main character, is believable. He reacts in a realistic manner when he meets his stepfather, when he goes to boarding school and when he sees ghosts. Ella is also believable. She is brave and seeks adventure. Ella’s grandma is not as believable. She is witchlike and eccentric. For example, she keeps lots of toads in her house and yard.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being best), how would you rate this book?

I would rate this book a 6. It has a slow beginning and took me a long time to get into. However, certain parts are very suspenseful, so that I didn’t want to put it down. I was surprised by at least one turn in the plot. 


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