on 12 August 2001
I really liked this book because it was different from any book I had read before. The story was set out into chapters of the different characters experiences, and I think a lot of kids can relate to this if they`ve had step-parents that are not that nice. I thought the story of the young boy who had the horrible stepfather was a great way to start the story. The best bit was the athmosphere that was portrayed at the beginning of the story to give an eerie and haunted feeling to the old house. I love Anne Fine`s books, and can`t wait to read another!
on 13 March 2001
Pixie, Robbo, Claudia, Colin and Ralph are thrown together for the night in a dark, spooky castle. As well as uncovering the story of Richard Harwick from his diary, they uncover their own stories, with a fair share of happy endings. Good, particularly for people who enjoy books with a twist!