Synopsis: Welcome to Cod’s Bottom – the sleepy seaside town with a secret! Meet an unusual cast of ghosts in a laugh-out-loud new middle-grade series by the bestselling author of The Nothing to See Here Hotel. Perfect for fans of The Danger Gang and The Boy Who Grew Dragons.
There’s nothing out of the ordinary about ten-year-old Ella Griffin. Nothing at all . . . until she’s forced to move to the seaside town of Cod’s Bottom and everything changes. In search of adventure, Ella stumbles into an old abandoned theatre, but all is not as it seems. Because the theatre isn’t empty, it’s haunted by weird and wonderful ghosts, and they need her help to save them!
Release Date: 3rd November 2022
Genres: Middle Grade, Paranormal, Friendship, Small Town, Humour, Imagination, Mystery, Adventure, Ghosts
Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: Ella loves her life in London, her friends, her theatre group. Then she is moved to Cods Bottom the worst place imaginable. She is instantly drawn in by an old run down hippodrome and soon finds new friends her own age and ghostly friends.
This was good but I struggled to get into it. I liked the small town with it being so run down and dull, with bad weather constantly, nothing much for kids to even do in the small town. It really added to the feel of what was coming next in the story.
The ghosts were interesting and each one offered something different and unique to the story, they were all unalike and that was good. I really liked that we started getting hints before we even knew for sure also it made it a bit eerie to start with.
I liked that Ella found friends that were actors and had big imaginations just like her, she was finally able to start feeling better about being in this run down town having actually made some friends.
This book is really imaginative and I know that this would be a perfect book for children that like books a little bit spooky, with lots of friendship, humour and an array of unusual characters. Not to mention illustrations throughout that help tell the story and bring the characters to life.