Saturday, June 2, 2012

[Review] Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke

Ghost Knight

Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft never expected to enjoy boarding school. He never expected to be confronted with a pack of vengeful ghosts, either. And then he meets, Ella, a quirky new friend with a taste for adventure. Together, Jon and Ella must work to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old murder while being haunted by terrifying spirits, their bloodless faces set on revenge. So when Jon summons the ghost of the late knight Longspee for his protection, there's just one question: Can Longspee truly be trusted? 
This fantastic original ghost story is also a thrilling tale of bravery and friendship — bound to become a classic!
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2011)
0316056146 (ISBN13: 9780316056144)

Received from HBG. Thank you so much guys! You are the best!


I am such a fan of Cornelia. I had so many great memories with her writing. I remember The Dragon Rider...oh that was brilliant. Well, now let's talk about Ghost Knight.

I think I would have completely loved this book if I am a little younger. The book was great. I love the setting of the book, the characters, the fantasy of the book.

 The main character Jon is rebellious. Normally I find rebellious kid annoying (because most of the time they are just soooo stupid!). He is one kid that one understand (kind of reminds me of Jamie from Department 19). But unlike Jamie, he is not "strong". He is not the one that is owning everything he do. He is not the "hero" that helps everyone. Instead, he is the one that needs rescue most of the time. I just adore that! I hate how most books depict the main characters as trouble but perfect at everything. Jon actually had to transform through the whole book to become someone stronger. Ella is a strong female character. She is ghost expert! COOL right? The ghost knight is an epic character! He is perfect! The interactions between the characters are so beautifully written.

The adventure is amazing. The illustrations in the book are magical! The story is beautifully written, and the metaphors are just cute. A great read for younger readers.

1 comment:

  1. wow! this is amazing! i can't wait to read Cornelia's latest book <3


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