Allison Rushby, The Ghost Locket, Walker Books Australia, March 2022, 256 pp., RRP $17.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781760654139
This is about a girl named Lolli who reluctantly enters a spooky house in Spitalfields. Inside she meets two spirits – Clara who is a nice spirit and Madame LeNoir who is not so nice. When she spends time in the house Lolli realises the spirits want something from her.
She discovers that when Clara was alive, she bound herself to an object in the house. I won’t say what that is because that will spoil the story for you. But Clara does find half her soul is not bound to it, so she can finally enter the twilight world. That’s a really happy part of the story I liked.
My favourite character was Lolli. She has great character traits like persistence and courage. I also liked Clara because she needed Lolli’s help. It was like they were friends in some ways even though she was a spirit.
The story is quite mysterious. There are clues throughout the story that make you want to solve the mystery. When Lolli was trying to find what object Clara was bound to, the other spirit was hypnotising her with the locket. That was when I realised what object Clara was bound to.
My favourite part was when Lolli achieved her goals, and the spirits could enter over to the twilight zone. Actually, I loved the whole book
The story is a little spooky in parts, but it added to the mystery. I didn’t find it scary, but my little sister might. This book would be loved by readers who like mysteries with a spooky twist.
Reviewed by Edie – 8 years old