The Best Ghost Book Ever!

October 24, 2013

Yah so hello my spookies, I'm showing you my 20 million year old copy of one of my favoritest books from circa, I don't know, maybe 5th or 6th grade? And I then went on to read it a gamillion times?

I LOVED THIS BOOK. 'Mirror of Danger' by Pamela Sykes. Oh how I loved it. I STILL LOVE IT. I read it just a couple of years ago and it still made me cry. (don't worry it has a happy ending.)

Here's why I love it:

Set in England. With English people. They talk Englishy.

Has ghosts.

VICTORIAN GHOSTS.

Deals with an orphan who is sensitive and has trouble fitting in. She's somewhat old fashioned in her sensibilities. So much so, that her new Victorian ghost friend (who's evil) thinks HEY! You should totally come live in the 1800's with me! FOREVER and EVER.

Guys, I know I hop and rave like a mad monkey about every book I talk about, but this one is the real deal, one of my great great childhood book loves. I loooooooooooooooooove it.

But that's because I love ghosts (esp British ones), anything old fashionedy, and the girl hero is very well fleshed out. I would always cry when she was going through a hard time. This book still makes me cry!

Go find it.




10 comments:

  1. Sounds good. I love the yellowed pages.

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  2. Ok, at the risk of sounding just as mad - is there a scene with those garden looking glass balls? I read and still vividly recall a similar story but can't name it. Wonder if its actually the same book?

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    1. nope, not this one. i don't think?? pretty sure those aren't in here! let me know if you track that book down!

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    2. Drat. I'd love to figure out what book that was - I'm still twitchy about those glass looking balls in gardens because of it. How do people go about tracking down long lost loves like that?

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    3. copy and paste this link: http://www.loganberrybooks.com/stump.html

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  3. So cool! I definitely need to track down a copy, darling. Thanks!

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    1. i'd send you mine but not sure it would survive the trip, ha ha! It's very 'vintage'!

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  4. Just the cover picture sends chills to my spine LOL ... and That line FOREVER and EVER .... OMG it never grows old. But ok apart from the fact that I am already scared, I think the book is quite interesting to read from your summary. And I love your "Englishy" adjective. It is probably the best way to put it :)

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  5. i need this book. would fiona like it? she's into all things creepy.

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