Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

The Girl, the Ghost and the Lost Name by Reece Carter

The Girl, the Ghost and the Lost Name is something totally different. I was intrigued by the amazing proof box that arrived last week and it jumped up my reading pile. I wasn’t disappointed. This story is a very special combination of creative characterisation, magical evil, a captivating mystery and ever-evolving relationships.

Told from the first person point of view of Corpse, a ghost who can’t remember her life before, readers are drawn into this strange existence. She is strong and determined – not willing to be restricted by certain rules about what a ghost can do. Corpse’s life (or death) on the “rock-that-doesn’t-exist” near a forgotten town full of magic and monsters is at risk, threatened by three truly horrible witches. She realises that they hold the key to the life she can’t remember and the family she left behind.

Corpse loneliness and desire for family builds, resulting in an unexpectedly emotionally-charged story. She is such a unique character – readers will get alongside her, willing her to discover her truth and find everything she’s looking for – but not everything goes as planned.

Throughout her quest, Corpse is accompanied by the most wonderful sidekick – Simon, a huntsman spider. Comforting, feisty and always looking out for her, he’s everything a dead girl needs.

Publishing on 29th September 2022, The Girl, the Ghost and the Lost Name is the perfect book to curl up with on shadowy Autumn evenings in the lead up to Hallowe’en.

Thank you to Usborne for this brilliantly magical book!

Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from bookshop.org Amazon.

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