The girl who wasn’t there by Karen McCombie

Hi there, so today’s post will be about a classic ghost story, nothing too scary. It’s a lovely read about a young girl and her adventures with the friend she makes. Fans of school-ghost stories will enjoy this book.

the girl who wasn't there clock tower with shadow of girl bright moon
A ghost tale with a twist

Title: The girl who wasn’t there

Author: Karen McCombie

Genre: Fiction – contemporary

Publication details: Scholastic; London, 2014

ISBN: 9781407138909

What the book is about: Maisie doesn’t believe in ghosts… But when she starts at her new school, there are rumours – of a long-gone girl who wanders the halls. Could this be the pale face, the whisper of white, that Maisie’s spotted in the art-room window at night? Together with her best friend Kat, Maisie longs to learn more about the school ghost. Who was she? What happened to her? Then Kat comes across a photograph of something Maisie never expected to see. A ghostly friendship mystery from a much-loved author.

My review: Some superb writing from children’s fiction author Karen McCombie. This time, the ever-so-classic-school-ghost story. I loved how the story web was woven with all these twists and turns and towards the end it all unravels and the great mystery is solved. I really loved the main characters, the dialogue and the story itself. Despite it being a ghost story with plenty of mystery, there were also themes of friendship, sisterhood, and bereavement intermingled. If you are after a lighthearted read after all those horror books, then this is a good book to start with.

My rating: 4 ⭐

A quick note; I’m more a fan of ghost stories similar to this one than the ones I reviewed earlier this month!!

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