Goth Girl by Chris Riddell 

Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth who lives in Ghastly Gorm Hall, but despite the huge grounds and endless rooms,she is still alone. However on one stormy night she meets a ghost of a mouse and they embark on a wild and exciting adventure.

Goth Girl is an amazing book filled with humour and surprises and the author Chris Riddle not only wrote the book, but illustrated it too. The detail in the writing is impeccable and describes every detail from the smallest painting on each wall to the entire house itself while the illustrations complement the delightful characters and descriptions, really setting the scene. It’s heart-warming and shows the importance of love and friendship, I simply could not put it down.

Goth Girl is a real treasure. It’s quirky book that will engage well readers of the early teen years. It has a non-stop adventurous atmosphere that attempts to leave you feeling astonished with a sense of wonderment. The author has filled the book to the brim with imaginative ideas which keep you constantly on the edge of your seat.

Each paragraph gets more and more exciting and makes you feel like your there experiencing what Ada can see, hear, taste and touch. It’s hilarious, scary, and filled with unique and interesting characters and individual tales. It’s a story of difference and beauty and I couldn’t put it down.

I really enjoyed this book, it had me hooked from the start, I like it because it kept me guessing and never gave too much away. My favourite part is the very first sentence, I love how the author creates this sense of mystery straight away. I would highly recommend this book to readers who love adventure and mystery.


Shannon Mullin (aged 12)


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