The Chocolate Factory Ghost

The Chocolate Factory Ghost

David O'Connell,

The Chocolate Factory Ghost

(The Dundoodle Mysteries 1)

Bloomsbury, 2018

ISBN 9781408887066

9-11 Shortlist 2019

 

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Who Wrote It?

David is a writer and illustrator living in South London, UK. He works mostly in children’s books, particularly humorous picture books and young fiction.

His first book was Monster & Chips, the first of a series of funny (and revolting) adventures of ‘hooman’ Joe Shoe whilst working at the Monster Diner of friendly monster Fuzzby Bixington.

He then collaborated with the brilliant Sarah McIntyre on the picture book Jampires, inspired by a comic they improvised together – a comic ‘jam’! After illustrating the Creature Teacher series by writer Sam Watkins, he worked with illustrator Francesca Gambatesa on a series of picture books all about families, as well as illustrating Boyband of the Apocalypse books for funny writer Tom Nicoll.

His latest series is the Dundoodle Mysteries, tales of spooky adventure in the strange little town of Dundoodle, illustrated by Claire Powell.

What's It About?

Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work, because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-famous McBudge Confectionery Company from Great-Uncle Archibald.

That’s a new home, a fortune and a lifetime’s supply of treats rolled into one! But all is not well in Dundoodle, and when Archie reads the mysterious letter his great-uncle left him, he finds himself on a quest to save his family’s company from ruin. With the help of his new friends Fliss and Billy, Archie has to try to figure out the puzzles of Honeystone before his sweet future melts away like an ice lolly in the sun! Fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Tilly and the Time Machine will be hungry for this delicious mystery full of weird clues, strange creatures, malevolent relatives and lots and lots of SWEETS!

Fact File

David was a biochemist in a hospital laboratory and an IT support techie guy in a department store chain for a number of years.

He has a wonky right eye that has a bit of a life of its own, and sometimes it looks like he’s not looking at you… but honestly he is.

He is a Doctor. Not a medical doctor, but the mad science kind. He calls himself Dr O’Connell when he wants to feel important.

You can find out more about David on his website http://davidoconnell.uk or follow him on Twitter @davidoconnell.

Your Reviews

Horia from Alwoodley primary school :

I loved this book because it was very quirky and it had a lot of humour that I liked . I also would consider this a book which is quiet easy to read and I think that is important especially if you struggle at reading like me.

Horia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Mia from Methley Primary School :

After reading this book,I would recommend it to someone who has a sweet tooth and loves sweets and chocolate - my mouth was watering the whole way through. I loved how there were a lot of twists and turns through out this book (which left me wondering). I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 as it tingles your taste buds and puts a smile on your face - I did not want it to end.

Mia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Finn from Summerfield Primary School:

I really loved this book, I thought it was really interesting and I loved the characters (especially Sherbet!) All I would say is the story's name doesn't make sense as the ghost only appears and the last couple chapters of the story.

Finn gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Ben from westbrook lanprimary school:

this book is heart-warming and hilarious. i just dont think it has enough action ad isn't the best from the shortlist, but i still loved reading it.

P.S David are you in anyway related to Christian O'Connell

Ben gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Grace from Kippax greenfield Primary School:

I loved this book because it was adventurous and it was really good. At first I wasn't sure I liked it but then when i got further into the book I thought it was amazing.

I would recommend this book to someone who like adventure and mystery.

the mane character is Archie McBudge and the story is is based in Dundoodle in the McBudge Fudge Factory.

Grace gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Jess from Calverley c of e:

I enjoyed this book because it was all about a quest it was cleverly thought out and how all the clues helped out in one way or another. The only problem I had was that I thought the age that it should have been aimed at was slightly younger

Jess gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Nora from Kirkstall St Stephen's:

I loved this book so much it was very fascinating and I couldn't put it down the entire time I was reading it. What I loved most was that there were so many different turns and twists to it so just as you thought it was going to end another bit jumped out to surprise you.I didn't want the story to end

Nora gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Noah from Westgate Primary School:

I thought the book was beautifully descriptive until page three or four.It was a bit repetitive and the characters had no problem finding all the clues- in other words it was a bit like a picture book they would read to you in year three. I also thought that this book didn’t stand out because the concept is like hundreds of others.

Noah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

isobel from Churwell Primary School:

I REALY dislike this book because not much happens

isobel gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Rosie from shire oak :

I liked this book because it was funny and entertaining.It had a good plot but for me it didn't have quite enough sad or emotional bits. I would recommend this to those who like fun and easy reads and people who like fudge.

Rosie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Hannah from shire oak :

I really liked this book.

Hannah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

William from Robin Hood primary school:

This was the first book i read in the competition,i really enjoyed the book so i am giving it a 5 out of 5. I would recommend reading this and enjoy if you do :)

William gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Kingsley from Co-op Academy Oakwood :

Very interesting!! It is not like those other books that are boring at the start this dives in to the story straight away!!!

Kingsley gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

emily from pool ce primary school :

Good but bad i like it but not enough to rate it 5 stars though. I did enjoy

loser

emily gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Elysia from Robin Hood Primary School:

This book is a great book but personally I found a bit of an easy read but then again it is probally a very good size for most people. it also has lots of brilliant adventures and very fun puzzles to solve along the way.

Elysia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Jemima from Robin Hood Primary School:

This book was amazing! It was a spectacular read and couldn't put it down. The ending was so enticing and I enjoyed every bit of it.

Jemima gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Bethany from Robin Hood Primary School:

At first I thought it was not the type of book I liked, but as I read on, it was amazing!

Bethany gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Olivia from Alwoodley Primary School :

I really enjoyed this book.It was amazing!!!!!I would recommend this book to adventures people which are seeking in a mystery.I rated this book a 5 partly because of the amazing illustrations and characters. My favourite character was sherbet.I am excited to see the next series of the Dundoodle Mysteries.

Olivia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Guneet from Alwoodley Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book because it was an amazing adventure.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantacy stories and adventures.The story was very unexpected but I really enjoyed it.

Guneet gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Wania from Harehills primary:

I absouloutley love this book.It includes fun adventure and lots more.It is the best book out out of all of the books in my opinion.I totally recommend this book and you should read it. Amazing!

Wania gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Elspeth from Westgate Primary School:

When I fist saw this book I didn't think it would be the sort of book that I would like. But as the saying goes, 'you can't judge a book by its cover', I found that this book was much, much better than it appeared. This book is well written although I might have enjoyed it a bit more when I was younger.

Elspeth gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Kasseykylie from Manston Primary School:

I really enjoyed the Chocolate Factory Ghost and my favourite part was when the ghost of Uncle Archibald gave Mr.Hankiecrust a good telling off.

i give the book 5 out of five but i wish i could give it more.

Kasseykylie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Olly from Manston Primary :

My personal preference is it's an awsome book. I definately recommend it. It's got a lot of ups and downs throughout the story. Every chapter is only about 5 pages long so you could read a couple chapters a day.

Olly gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Oliver from Manston Primary school:

In my opinion this book was not that good for me, No parts of the book reached my liking as it was not a book that I would be willing to read.

Oliver gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Summer from Manston Primary School:

This book was very good, it was action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat. I was laughing in some parts and in other parts I was narrowing my eyes suspiciously at the characters, because some of them betrayed Uncle Archibald {which wasn't a good idea!} This book was so good so I rated it 5 out of five.

Summer gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Malayeka from Greenmount Primary :

I liked the book because it was funny, but it was more like an adventure or mystery story,it wasn't scary enough. I would recommend it for younger children, there was too many babyish pictures and it was too predictable. The pictures gave away everything but I liked that they had to solve the quest to find the secret ingredient, it was like it was a test from the uncle, I also liked that the puddinham-pyes were always trying to get Archie.I expected it to be more scarier.

Malayeka gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

HALEEMA from GREENMOUNT:

I THINK IT WAS GOOD BUT WAS NOT AS SCARY AS I EXPECTD AND THE PICTURES GAVE IT AWAY TOO MUCH I WOULD RECOMEND IT FOR 8 7

HALEEMA gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Aqsa from Green mount primary school:

I liked this book, but it takes you a long time to get into the book. And its not as scary as it seems. But i like some parts. I would recommend it to

9-8 year old's. David has a good imagination but he needs more description

and the picture gives it away and speed it up a bit. Not trying to be rood.

Aqsa gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Naimah from greenmount primary school:

i think this book was good because of the adventures but it wasn't that scary and it needed more scary things and i think it will be good for younger children they might like it was a bit boring because there where too much pictures but i think is good but i think it needs more updates to this book and more power in to it.

Naimah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Hawwa from GREENMOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL:

This book wasn't really my type because I like scary books so this really wasn't my type. I would recommend this for younger children. When I read the title it wasn't what I expected. My favourite character was Archie.

Hawwa gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Israar from Greenmount Primary School:

I did not like that much because it was not scary as i thought it was and it felt like an adventure. It would be for more lower people like 5 years old. You have a good imagination but i would prefer it to be more scary

Israar gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

SAMANTHA from greenmount:

I think it was a really good book but wasn't as scary as I expected I found it very interesting at the start and it gave me a few surprises as well. thE plot was a bit of a twist but I liked the illustrations could help younger children picture the plot so would recommenced it to 7-8 yr old because

the words are really easy.

SAMANTHA gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Saqlain from Greenmount primary school:

I would like you to make it more full of suspense straight away but the thing I do like is your atmosphere with the great uncle's death at the beginning of the book.

Saqlain gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

FALAK from Greenmount primary school:

I liked it a lot they had to uncover the secret but it was to predictable

you could know what was going to happen but it was not that scary by the illustration you could tell a lot I would recommend this book to 5-6.

FALAK gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Rehan from Greenmount Primary school:

I did not really like the book because its more for younger people and I like to see more mysterious things in this book also wanted it to be more scary and it should have been more for upper KS2

Rehan gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 1 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Naziha from Greenmount Primary School:

I liked that it was a mix of sweets and mystery but I think that it could use a few more scary pieces of the plot because it is not as scary as it said it would have been and it was too predictable. One of the good things is that the illustrations were extremely good but they gave away too much info about the book and I would recommend this book for five-six yrs old.

Naziha gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Zoeya from Greenmount Primar School:

I did not really think that this book was my type. I think this because it is not really that haunting and in my opinion it is definitely for a lower age group. Also I did not like that there were lots of illustrations and this did not let me imagine the image in my head . The thing I would suggest could be improved is a lot more haunting episodes and chapters. If you still intend on keepimg the pictures please try to make them a bit more scary. I liked Archie the best out of all charechters because he is more like normal people. Fliss was a bit bossy and acted like the mission was for her and was including more people into the mission.

Zoeya gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Hafsa from GreenmountPrimarySchool:

I think that that this book is not very good as it's not really my type.I think it's for lower key stage because of the pictures you used and the title was as if the book was going to be really scary but it wasn't. So I didn't really like the books but the character Archie I really liked at the beginning. I recommend this book for children 5-6 years old.

Hafsa gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Faraaz from Greenmount Primary School:

I did like the book but is was not scary at all and in my opinion it is for a lower age group. It was not scary as i thought it was going to be. I think the picture's give away everything that's going to happen,it gives away to much.You have a good imagination of the book but it was not as good as i expected it to be.I thought Archie was a really good character at first but closer to the end I thought Archie was hardly in the book.

Faraaz gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Morgan from summerfeild primary school:

although this book was an amazing rolacoster of emotions sad then happy joyful then creepy ,,also full of amazingly sweet but sometimes abnoctios charictors . sadly this book did not grab my attention fast anough so i lost hope for it but i gave it a top notch two

Morgan gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Indie from Churwell Primary:

I didn't really like this book as it was set for a younger age range so it wasn't really my style of writing. It was also full of pictures therefore not allowing you to imagine what it would look like in your head. I would recommend this book to younger children but its just not my style of writing.

Indie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Reece from Churwell Primary School:

I like the book the chocolate Factory ghost because it has a lot of adventure and there is a quest he has to do to prove him self worthy of something. I recommend it to anyone who is interested

Reece gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Matthew from Oulton Primary :

When I read the title I got a warm feeling in my stomach because I really like chocolate!

I thought this book was really good and I enjoyed reading about how Archie made new friend and how they solved the mystery together...it was heart-warming and unexpected.

Matthew gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

emma from pool ce primary:

fabulous book loved it

emma gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Abi from Pool in Wharfedale CE:

I didn't really enjoy this book as it took me a while to get into it. and when i did it was pretty much at the end of the book. NO OFFENSE TO THE AUTHOR!!

Abi gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 1 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Enoch from Beeston Primary School:

I rated this book 2 stars out of five, because I found it very easy to predict and too repetitive. I did not enjoy it, however I liked part of it, because unlike the rest of the book, I could not predict what would happen next. I suggest this book is for young children.

Enoch gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Joseph from Beeston Primary :

I thought the book was very childish and didn't enjoy it. It's aimed at a younger age group and full of pictures rather than allowing you to imagine it yourself. The adventurous storyline wasn't so bad but the childishness ruins it for me. However I think younger children would like it.

Joseph gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Annie from Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary School:

I think that David O’connel wrote a brilliant book, it is fun and lively with lots of awesome ideas. My favourite character is Fliss because she is a great friend, and a bit mischievous. I liked it a lot because the plot twists halfway through. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

Annie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Isabelle from Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary School:

I think that David O'Connell has done a marvellous job with this book. I liked the idea of mini adventures inside the quest and he did that very well because it could have had breaks in the story but the writing was consistent and there was never a boring moment. My favourite character was probably Billy but I also loved Fliss and Archie a lot.

Isabelle gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Joe from West End Primary School:

It was great because the plot was very cool but I think it was a bit slow.

Joe gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Tanisha from Alwoodley Primary School:

I think the Chocolate Factory Ghost is an extremely good book and would suggest it to many other children. It is full of mysteries and adventure. David must be an author with loads of ideas!I like that each character has its own talent. I would love to read the next Dundoodle mystery.

Tanisha gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Dylan from Summerfield Primary School:

I didn't really like this book to be honest. I thought that the words were too hard to read which made the book less enjoyable. I didn't understand why the book is called The Chocolate Factory Ghost due to the fact that the ghost is only in the book for the last few chapters. This will probably cause people to be mislead. Also there was too much going on which made it hard to understand what was going on. There was too much information which made it hard to remember everything. There wasn't too much good things in my opinion but there was a few things i liked. There was some funny humor in there e.g. he laughed so hard he let out a fart! There was a lot of suspense which made it quite dramatic and exciting. I liked Mrs. Puddingham Pye's character because she is very vile,mean,tall and thin. This gives great image because that's how you would imagine a villain. Thats my report on the Chocolate Factory Ghost.

Dylan gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Mea from Summerfield Primary School:

I really enjoyed reading this, I love how the three main characters, Billy, Archie and Fliss are like Ron, Harry and Hermione from harry potter! My fav part is when Archie and his friends ( and Sherbert ) find the secret passage in the old book-filled library. I also love the art illustrations there very detailed and well done. the writing still is good too. I find it funny how the "pigglets" get into a lot of trouble.

Mea gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

RYAN from ST BENEDICTS:

EXCITING AND ADVENTUROUS WITH A LITYLE BIT OF SUGAR A GREAT BOOK..

RYAN gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Marc from Bramley St Peter's C of E Primary:

I like the Chocolate Factory Ghost because you go on a quest with the characters and also stuff what you don't read in other kinda books.

Marc gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Carmen from Westgate Primary School:

I thought that this book was ok however it was not the kind of book that I would want to read again because it wasn't really my kind of book.I would definitely recommend this to people who like mystery books.

Carmen gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Elizabeth from Roundhay St. John CofE school:

I like the book the chocolate factory ghost because it was mystery but it was great but a some of the parts were confusing

Elizabeth gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Jasmine from Roundhay Primary Campus:

I enjoyed the book but some parts were a bit boring.

Jasmine gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Izzy from Calverley c of e primary school :

I really liked this book because it was very intriguing and couldn't put it down i rate it 5 out of 5 I would recommend this book to people that like adventure books

Izzy gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Florence from Pool CE primary school:

This book is good but its a bit boring towards the middle and i think the titles a bit over the top because its a fudge factory but over all i have quite enjoyed this book-im only half way through

Florence gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Harriet from Pool CE primary school:

I am halfway through this book and to be honest it is a little bit boring and i dont really think the title is very appropriate for this book but im looking forward to reading the rest !!

Harriet gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

seren from shire oak primary:

i loved the characters, especially Fliss.It went rather quite quickly, but that might be because i am a fast reader

seren gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Sarvagyaa from Shire Oak Primary School:

A fantastic read, adventurous but sometimes scary. The book keeps the readers on their toes because of the way the story jumps to many adventures. I am so curious to read the Dundledoo series further. Full of adventure, chocolates, puzzling, mysteries and dragons. What more would anyone want to read about.

Sarvagyaa gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Jessica from Green Lane Primary Academy:

it is a book about a boy called Archie, who is given a whole chocolate factory. But when he is told he is going to commence on a quest to find an ingrediant that has gone missing.Plus things started moving with no-one touching them! Will he solve the mystery, or will he lose the quest?

I personally say this book is for people that want an adventure/fantasy. It is not that scary so I would say for age:7+

I would recommend the book to anyone that likes a good mystery.

Jessica gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

joshua from carlton primary school:

i like this book because it was interesting but it was not the best because it was a bit predictable

joshua gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

charlie from carlton primary school:

it was good but not the best book as i have read better but i liked how it had a quest and it gave mystery and had a fair few cliff hangers and surprises i literally read every word and have got half way through the 2nd installment the only down side was it was quite predictable

charlie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

keira from Carlton primary school:

I PERSONALLY THINK IT'S A GOOD BOOK BECAUSE WHEN I READ A BIT OF THE BOOK SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS AND INTERESTING HAPPENED AND I JUST WANT TO READ MORE OF IT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE SURPRISES IN BOOKS AND WANT TO READ ON .

keira gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

amelia from carlton primary school:

In the story it was good but it skipped lots of different parts which could of been really good. My favourite part was when the letter went missing. The part that could be improved is the part when they walk out to the car.

amelia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Arisa from Harehills Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book as it was jam-packed with excitement.This book is so good that when I started to read it I honestly couldn't put it down.I would totally recommend this book to anyone who loves thrilling adventure stories.I hope David O'Connell writes a sequel that's equally as good as this one.

Arisa gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Simrit from Alwoodley Primary School:

I enjoyed reading this book and I loved how the characters went on an adventure with puzzles to solve. The only problem was that I feel like you don't really know enough about the characters and the town but I did like how the ending solves all the problems and it was very easy to read.

Simrit gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Ruby from Alwoodley Primary School:

The Chocolate Factory Ghost is a good book for other people but it wasn't quite my type of book. The characters were adventurous and relate to me in away.The reason why I rate it 4 stars is because part of it is because of the amazing illustrations and all of the mysteries.This was an adventrous book.

Ruby gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Alina from Alwoodley Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book and I didn't really expect the ending. This is what I liked about this book;I liked many other parts too. I read this in a week,as I liked it so much.I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery and chocolate. I loved this book!!!

Alina gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Junaid from Harehills Primary:

I just love this book. It is very good and has a lot of mysteries. I would recommend this book to kids who like adventures and mysteries. It is one of the best book about a chocolate factory

Junaid gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Savannah from Silcoates :

This book is amazing I loved it I would recommend this book to anyone that likes mystery’s and adventure my favourite part was when he first found out he had the fortune becouse I loved his reaction

Savannah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Eliza from calverley parkside primary school:

I finished the the book today(28th Feb)and i am disappointed that the book came to an end as i felt like i was part of the book.It was a brilliant book and so intriguing . David O'connel is a author I hadn't herd of until i discovered Leeds book awards ,i soon realised this is one of the BEST books i have ever read. i would hope there would be another book in the dun doodle mysterys

Eliza gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Megan from Methley Primary School:

The Chocolate Factory Ghost was amazing!I loved this book because all of the characters have different but fun personalities.The book was very intriguing because it made me want to read on after every chapter.This book is about a boy (named Archie) who goes on a mysterious quest to try and save his Great Uncle Archibalds chocolate factory,which he just recently inherrited .I would recommend this book to people who like books that are mysterious and have adventures.This was personally one of the BEST books I have ever read!

Megan gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Ruby from Calverley c of e :

I liked this book because there was a lot of mystery and the plot was good it made me think about what was going to happen next

Ruby gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Ben from Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings :

This book was really exciting it has a really good story that makes sense once it’s done also the characters were really fun

Ben gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Niah from Allerton C of E Primary:

It was a bit childish but I liked the way it had twists even though they were obvious.

Niah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Billy from Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School:

i didn't really like this book however, i kept reading and later in the book it gets more interesting. my favourite character is ARCHIE

Billy gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Lexi from Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary School:

This book is amazing!When I read the blurb I was so eager to read the book.Every night I read it and any time I was free I read it too. I would definitely read it again.

Lexi gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Emily from Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary School:

This book is AMAZING!!!!! I was up all night wondering what was going to happen next.But the ending really took the biscuit yet i will not spoil it for anyone who has not read it. (My favorite charter was definitely Sherbet!)

Emily gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Daniel from Collingham:

I loved this book because the adventure to the haunted castle was so exciting and I love sweets.

Daniel gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Violet from shire oak primary school:

it was an ok book but sometimes a bit boring.

Violet gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Shanya from shire oak primary school:

i liked this book because senspence and it gave me frighted at chapter 10

Shanya gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

sophie from shire oak primary school:

i liked this book because it gave me suspence and made me frightend i recomend this book to everyone

sophie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Nikola from Grange Farm Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book.I really enjoyed it because all the way through the book there was an eerie feeling and the suspense kept going on.This book deserves a 5 out of 5 in my opinion.

Nikola gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Chloe from Grange Farm primary school:

This book is about determination and adventure. It was very good because Archie, Fliss and Billy really persevered to get the quest done. They were really dedicated and would not give up if something was difficult. The Puddingham -Pyes were very annoying and they really distracted Archie. Fliss was my favorite character because she is a tomboy and I am a tomboy just like her. Also, I am very nosy just like Fliss and like to get involved in really fun games and quests. Gargistan was my least favorite character because he ripped up one of the clues and that made Archie feel very hopeless.This book is aimed at all ages.

Chloe gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Paige from Grange Farm Primary School:

It was an amazing book. The adventurous group of children were funny and overly dramatic. My favorite character was Fliss because she is much like me as in being a tomboy and is quite handy when needing something fixing. Mrs Puddingham-Pye is my least favorite character because she is evil and was always trying to take over the factory. This is an overall great book suited for all ages. Whether you're an adult or child i would recommend this book!!!

Paige gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Abby from Grange Farm Primary School:

Archie McBudge is a strong brave character with lots of determination which fits in to the story very well.I feel to tell this story you need a main character to tell the story.Overall this is a good book and a very interesting story.

Abby gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Jessica from Grange Farm Primary School:

I didn't think I'd like this book at first but I actually loved it, it was really entertaining. I loved the candy maze and how the green traffic light candies meant you could go past them and thew red ones meant you stayed still. My favorite character was Fliss because she would always pop out of places and I loved her hideout behind the pipes. This is an over all good book and I really suggest it too anyone who loves entertaining books.

Jessica gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Sara from Beeston Primary School:

This book was really good and I thought the quest was interesting. I don't think that the story is about the ghost until the end of the book. The book is mainly about Archie. I like how he has to collect clues but the whole book was not as great as I would have liked it to be. To make it better I would maybe have a problem like someone stealing the key ingredient.

Sara gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Isabel from Beeston Primary School:

This book is a story about determination and mystery. I totally enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Although, I believe the title could be changed; the story is not about the chocolate factory ghost and is about a mystery-solving trio. I would recommend this book to 9+.

Isabel gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Elizabeth from Farsley Farfield Primary School:

This book was very good because it was really funny and was non-stop exciting! I really liked the characters, especially Fliss! The bad characters were good because they always had a trick up their sleeves! I found it slightly boring and repetitive. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventures full of sweets!!!

Elizabeth gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Ruby from Westgate Primary School :

Although I really wanted read this book it wasn't really my cup of tea because I didn't really get the story and the vocabulary got confusing and so did the story. Apart from this I would definitely recommend this book this to anyone.

Ruby gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Evie from Robin Hood Primary School :

I really liked reading 'the chocolate factory ghost'- it was really enticing.I loved all of the different Dundoodle mystery quests that they have to do to unlock a big secret.

Evie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Eva from Methley Primary School:

I love this book because it has a lot of detail. Every sentence puts a picture inside my head. I enjoyed this book as I didn't know what will happen next. I love how this story is exciting to read and I want to read on.

I definitely recommend this book!

Eva gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Ruby from Westgate Primary School :

I liked this book because it was an enjoyabke book to read until it got to a certain point because I couldn't really understand the story and I didn't understand some of the vocabulary. I would recommend this book but it wasn't really for me.

Ruby gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Alex from Robin Hood Primary School,Wakefield:

If it was an option, I would've given this book a rating of ten out of five, as it is my favourite book of the six. It is very unusual, the most of them all, but still thrilling and exciting to read. I love how David has put the use of magical and mythical creatures and things together with a normal kid who was living an ordinary life untill something happened, which I can't say what it was as that would be a spoiler, and I can't do that for people who want to read it.

Alex gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

layla from St Benidict catholic prmary school:

I personally didn't like this book but if you like books with mystery and are to afraid to read the creepier ones this book is for you.

layla gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

eliza from Calverley Parkside primary school:

this book is the type of book I enjoy because it let's your imagination run wild .i am sure that others my age would find it as intreaging as I did

eliza gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Maya from Alwoodley Primary School:

I really enjoyed reading this book; it is really easy to imagine the scenes and very interesting. I didn't want to put it down!

This book took me on an interesting adventure and it had some good humour in it.

Maya gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

annabelle from alwoodley primary school:

At the beginning,it really gets you hooked,thats why I rated it 5.Straight away there is alot of action and big suprises,at the beginning Archie,the main character,gets a big amount of money.

annabelle gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Hannah from Alwoodley Primary School:

I really liked this book. the reason I only rated it 4 was because I personally don't think it has enough mystery. If you like candy mixed with mystery, this book is for you. I was hooked as soon as I had read the first page, I wanted to read the rest. It was an AMAZING book. I would really recommend it.

Hannah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Emily from Oulton primary school:

The Chocolate Factory Ghost book was very predictable one you read a couple of pages. This book did not really have any suspense and I seemed to know most of the that would happen next. I would probably recommend this book to 5-9 year olds. I would rate this book 3/5.

Emily gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Grace from Pool ce primary school :

This book was very descriptive and it was quite easy to picture the scenes in your mind, however I thought it was aimed towards younger children and not an easy read, as there were words that didn't make any sense.

Grace gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Daniel from St Josephs Primary Wetherby:

I love this book because all the characters are unique and are described well and the plot is mysterious and well thought out. I like how there are villains in it but they are not described as villains. And i think Tablet is a great cook.

Daniel gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Freya from St Josephs Wetherby:

Archie McBudge has just inherited a big fortune, a huge house with a chocolate factory.But instead of living happily ever after he has to conquer the quest before it's too late.

I liked Tablet because he is an amazing cook. Also instead of doing proper dusting he's just moving the dust around. The characters did feel real because the author describes them brilliantly and shows their feelings amazingly.

Freya gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Archie from Oulton Primary School:

This book is quick easy read with fun characters. It's little predictable but funny.

Archie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Daisy from Raynville Primary School:

It is a wonderful book about a boy called Archie who inherits a chocolate factory but something is going on and there is a quest in store.This book is epic!

Daisy gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Isaac from Allerton C of E Primary:

I think this book would have been a great book for the 8-9 Book Awards as i thought it was a bit childish. There many twists near the end of the book however they were all very predictable. So, if this book was in 8-9 or a younger section it would be fitting.

Isaac gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Lydia from Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary:

It was very thrilling and breathtaking,

I loved how it all blended together like the Mogoblin belonged to miss Puddingham Pie and i hope the next books will be as good as this one!

Lydia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Florence from Southroyd Primary and Nursery School:

I loved this book a lot!It is filled with mystery and cliff hangers so I highly recommend this book.

Florence gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

elsie from SHIRE OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL:

the chocolate factory ghost is an exquisite book. I love the entire book for it was filled whith the the things a child likes best ... chocolate and mysteries

elsie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Emily from pool CE primary school :

I enjoyed this book and I thought it was a very good mystery.I think they could have put a bit more detail in some of the chapters though.

Emily gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

DAN from POOL CE PRIMARY:

This book is a good read and i expect the next in the series to be good too. I thought the title was a bit deceiving but overall great.

DAN gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Hassan from Beeston Primary School:

The book was a bit childish and it asked a lot of questions. It was not very interesting. I thought the book was going to make me read on but it did not.The book was not moving and I did not like it.

Hassan gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Joel from Beeston Primary School:

It was a mystery book.It was full of surprises although I didn't enjoy it was a good book but aimed at a younger age group.

Joel gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Lucas from Rothwell Victoria Junior School:

I thought that this book was a bit rushed and I also didn't like how short the chapters were. On the blurb, there was a lot of ambitious words and I thought that it was going to be good but the chapters surprised me. Not my favourite. Funny characters though.

Lucas gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Imogen from Rothwell Victoria junior school :

Its not the best but not the worst. Chapters are a bit short, I prefer books to have 5 long chapters than tons of little ones. Other than that, it's good.

Imogen gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Nina from Farsley Farfield Primary School:

This book was very mysterious. I loved all the characters especially Fliss. Parts of the book were very funny and I loved the twist.

Nina gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Roamund from Carverley Parkside primary school:

I think the Dundoodle mysteries the chocolate factory ghost is an extremely good book and would suggest it to many other children.It is full of mysteries,fun and adventure.

This book was good to read which makes me think David O'Connell is a very talented Arthur full of idea's.

There are three characters in this book Fliss, Billy and Archie Mcbudge each with there own talent.This book needs people who stick together, use teamwork and don't give even when things seem to be at there darkest point.

Archie (the main character),needs a great amount of skill to succeed all his tricky problems.It would be a pleasure of a could read David O'Connell next book the Dundoodle mysteries.

Roamund gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Maisie from Holy Family Catholic Primary School:

This book is a very adventures story which has a lot of page turners.Its very confusing!

My favorite character was Archie because he is like one of my class mates who does not turn down opportunities.

I didn't really enjoy it because some pages had too much detail but some pages were really interesting.

I would recommend this book to someone who likes adventure stores.

Maisie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Lewis from Calverley ce primary:

Really unexpected , looked childish but never judge a book by its cover and the characters well , well , well very comical

Lewis gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Shams from Allerton C of E Primary.:

I loved the idea of this book but I don't think it belongs in the 9-11 category but in the 6-9 category. I think this book is a bit childish but saying that I think it would belong in the 6-9 category and children would love it.

Shams gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Phoebe Rose from Calverley C of E:

this was an amazing book but if I wrote this book the only thing I would change would be the names of the people and places. Although, that was only a minor change I woluld make. It is a very good book and I like it because I think it I should suitable for a lot of ages.

Phoebe Rose gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Alice from Calverley C of E primary school :

I absolutely loved the book and I would read it again

Alice gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Evelyn from Thorpe Primary School :

I thought this book was really good and it was nice to read something so fun and playful.

Evelyn gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Shams from Allerton CE Primary:

This book makes you very hungry. It has great detail and amazing illustrations. You can really picture what's going on in the story with the pictures. This book is very good but I would say it ranges in the 6-9 category not 9-11 but with that said I think that 6-9 year old children. would love this book.

Shams gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Enzo from St Benedicts:

I think it's a book of mystery and surprises. I like how it contains chocolate

and sweets and it always makes me feel hungry. Most of it is a bit too fictional but that's how the story goes. Anyone who is scared of ghosts might feel frightened at the start but soon will get over it. I recommend this to people 7-10/11 years old.

Enzo gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

iris from Otley all saint c of e primary school:

i think this book is a bit childish and dragged on a bit at points i would rather it a bit more for older readers as i think it is a bit unrealistic but defiantly i would for age 8-9 year olds if you are going to wright a book for older readers i thimk more touching points but overall a bit childish

iris gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Katie from Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School:

This book was amazing, its full of surprises.However I though this book was a bit childish, it's also a bit unrealistic.Though I did like the fact that its about fudge and chocolate,the ghost was a nice touch as if there was no ghost the story would of been a little bit boring.

Katie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Leila from Shire Oak CE primary School:

This book was AMAZING and was full of surprises. I loved the book a lot and would love to read more books like this one.

Leila gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Ellie Rae from Beeston Primary School:

I thought this book was OK.

In my opinion this book had fantastic description yet was a bit childish.I loved the plot and thought it was very unique in a good way. I would recommend this book to a younger audience than myself.

Ellie Rae gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Emaya from Shire Oak CE primary School:

I liked this book my favourite character is fliss and sweets and chocolate it made me really hungry when reading it

Emaya gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Esther from Beeston Primary School:

I thought that this book was funny and entertaining.It had a good plot however the jokes were childish.I enjoyed it thoroughly and recommend it to younger readers than myself.

Esther gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Maddison from Robin Hood Primary:

This book was so intising and wonderful that I don’t have anything bad to say about it.

Maddison gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Bethanie from Robin hood primary school:

I really liked this book my mum did as well even though she only read the first few pages. Ithink a sweet tooth will like this book and someone who likes ghosts.

Bethanie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Evelyn from Thorpe Primary School :

I thought this book was really good and I really enjoyed it. The genre wasn’t really my thing but other than that I thought it was a really really great book!

Evelyn gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Marwa from Coop Academy Oakwood:

This is an amazing book because it is about fudge and I have really enjoyed it. If you have not read this book I would recommend it.

Marwa gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

mohibullah from coop[ academy oakwood:

the chocolate factory ghost is a great book with adventure and mystery hidden behind it's cover.the reason i love this book is because there is a twist close to the end so recommend to everyone adult or child it makes you smile.

mohibullah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Mehrin from Coop Academy Oakwood:

This book is definitely one of my favourites; it's about all my favourite things: sweets, inheritance and family.

Mehrin gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Imogen from Rothwell Victoria junior school :

It is just a good book that anyone wants to read. read it -it's good.

Imogen gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

elysia from rothwell victoria junior school:

its a great book but it started getting a bit confusing towards the end.i would recommend because it is a good story.

elysia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Ebonie from Oulton Primary School:

This book was not the best. It was okay but more for ages 7-8 years. It has great illustrations. This book is about 3 young children: Archie, Flinn and Billy. They have a quest to solve. The inventions are completely bonkers.

Ebonie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Rosa from Collingham LEH Primary School:

I loved this book, it was very funny in places and I loved the plot twist. I really hope I can get my hands on another one of his books again. I just couldn't put it down, I want another one. I hope David O'Connell makes a Chocolate Factory Ghost 2. I loved Fliss because she is ambitious like me.

Rosa gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Teagan from Alwoodley Primary School:

I really liked the book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes ghost stories.This book left me wanting a second book.

Teagan gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

isha from coop Academy Oakwood:

i chose this book to read because the front cover looked quit intresting to me. but when i read the book it was even more intresting than i thoght.

i think a adult should deffinatelly read this book because they will love it just like i loved it.

isha gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Sumayyah from Harehills Primary School:

This book is the best book in the world. I recommend this book to kids of all ages and I like how it has different mysteries in it. It's my favorite book that I've read!!!!

Sumayyah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Niamh from Westgate Primary School:

Although this book wasn't normally the the type of book I'd go for,I was pleasantly surprised with this book and thought it was quite good. The pictures were amazing and really tied the book together. I would recommend this book to anyone.

Niamh gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Stevie from Greenhill Primary School:

I like the way the story came across but was also very predictable. I think what is best about the book is the humor in it and how it makes you grin, but as I said before, it was quite predictable.

Stevie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Lily from Southroyd primary :

This book ( which I am currently reading) is a fabulous story . It isn’t hard to follow because each character is described on how they help throughout the journey to reach the treasure . I loved how the theme of the book was sweets and magic I thought it went really well together . I would rate this book at 10/ 10 because it isn’t hard to read and has pictures so you can visualise what the author is describing. David O’connell has really out done himself I would like to continue reading some of his other books . This book is awesome!

Lily gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Martha from Methley Primary School:

I liked the book because of the amazing plot. The reason it is not one of my favourites is because I thought the beggining dragged on to long.

Martha gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Holly from Robin Hood Primary School:

It's a fantastic book which I loved reading, the characters were so fun and the story made me want to read on to see what was going to happen next.I have never read a book so quickly before.I would highly recommend this book!

Holly gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Martha from Methley Primary School:

I liked this fantasy adventure book because of the amazing plot. It is all about Archie going on an exiting quest battling trough dragons and other mythical creatures. The reason it is not one of my favourites is because I thought the start of the book dragged on for a little too long.

Martha gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Salma from Robin Hood Primary School.:

This book is by far the most thrilling book I have ever read.By reading the first couple of chapters , I found myself drooling - the only problem is I can't put the book down! Well-written and perfect for sweet-lovers my age!

Salma gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Lilly from Holy Family Catholic Primary SChool:

This book is a mystery and an adventure book.There are 3 children who find 6 unusual clues.

MY favorite character was Fliss because she is very funny and sassy.She definitely relates to me

The characters were real to me because Billy related to my little sister

The story kept me guessing because every page wanted me to read on and every page was a cliffhanger

The end was my favourite part because the 3 children made good friendship

This book made me laugh because Billy sayed some funny things and it had some good vocabulary

This book was very interesting because it remainded me of charlie and the chocolate factory alsoalso it had very good vocabulary and it was one of my favourite books i ever have read

I would rate this a 5 out of 5 .

Lilly gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Mary kate from Holy Family Catholic Primary school:

This book is an adventour book about 3 confident children who find some unknown clues in a chocolate factory

my fravourite character is Archie because he never gave up through out the book.The characters didn't feel real to me because there was a ghost but everything else did.The story did keep me guessing because i felt like some of the pages had a cliffhanger on and i kept guessing what was going to happen next? The end was my favourite part because they all got together.It took you on a roller coaster ride from mysteries to crazy.The book made me laugh and it uses agreeable vocablary in it this book keeps me turning the pages and reading more. I WOULD recommend it to 8yrs and upwards .It is like Charlie and the chocolate factory.

Mary kate gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Finlay from Holy Family catholic primary school:

This is an adventure story and a mysterious story. It is set in Scotland and Honey-stone hall.

My favorite character was Archie McBudge because he was very resilient so it makes me feel I am like him. The characters felt real because Scotland is a real country. My favorite part was when Archie inherited the chocolate factory. It kept me turning the pages and it was impossible to put down.

I found nothing made me dislike the book because the story was so interesting and made me feel so intrigued.

I would recommend this story to a child in my class because he loves adventures and is always curious to see what happens next. I would compare this book to Charlie and the chocolate factory.

Finlay gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Dylan from Holy Family Catholic Priamary School:

This is an adventure book that involves a group of friends and set in Scotland.It's very confusing!

My favourite character was Gargastien because he is mischiefious. Billy is like a boy from my class.It kept me guessing over evry page.My favourite time was when it got to the end.The book kept me gripped and made me laugh.

I was fine with a cliffhanger at the end and it was easy to care about the main character.They need to make it page turning at the beginning.

I'd recommend the book to who ever likes curious main characters!It's a bit like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

Dylan gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Leah from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School:

I loved the book and the part where I realized that his realative is trying to run them down and take the spotlight.

Leah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Isla from Southroyd:

I liked this book because the characters are all funny; however, I didn't like it because the story mountain wasn't really exciting.

Isla gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Ramona from Shire Oak Primary School:

I liked this book because it is full of surprises and mystery. Also the cover was eye catching, bright and it caught my attention. I would recommend this book to people who like sweets, chocolate and fudge.

Ramona gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Skye from Shire Oak Primary School:

I loved this book. It is full of humor and mystery. I highly recommend this book to people who like sweets, chocolate, ghosts and dragons.

Skye gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Felicity from Shire Oak Primary School:

This book is funny, interesting, amazing and brilliant. I would recommend this book to people who like sweets, chocolate, ghosts, dragons and magic.

Felicity gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Max from Oulton Primary School :

I thought the book was really interesting and exciting. I desperately wanted to know what was going to happen next. I was fascinated by the book and the theme of chocolate and sweets. Overall, I thought the book was brilliant!

Max gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Jack from Allerton Bywater Primary School:

I believe that the clues in reality wouldn’t be as obvious as they are in The Chocolate Factory Ghost. As well as saying that, I believe that the cousins were a great addition to the story.

Jack gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Elizabeth from Allerton Bywater Primary School:

I believe the book would have fitted better in another time period such as the Victorian period due to some of the character's jobs. That said, I enjoyed the creatures in the story along with characters. I would rate it 3/5.

Elizabeth gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Alfie from Allerton Bywater Primary School:

I believe that there were a few unnecessary parts to the story and it was all in front of them all along. It was also very predictable and wasn’t very realistic. I would rate this a 2 out of 5.

Alfie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Robyn from Allerton Bywater Primary School:

Although I liked the characters in The Chocolate Factory Ghost, I found the plot very simple and predictable. I also liked the cousin's mum in the story. I would rate it 2 out of 5.

Robyn gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 2 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Charlotte from Rothwell Victoria Junior School:

I really like this book because it is very mysterious and love all the characters especially Billy because he is funny. I would definitely recommend it.

Charlotte gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Sehansa from Allerton Church of England primary school :

I really like the way the book is adventurous and has use sweets to make puzzles and quests and it makes the lot special.

Sehansa gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Alannah from Robin Hood Primary :

The chocolate factory ghost is amazing. I love the description and humour that covers every page. It's a 5 star review from me!

Alannah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Holly from Oulton Primary School:

One of the best books I have ever read. I loved how it had some magic in it and a mystery story line to it. My favourite character was Fliss because she was funny. I really like this author and can't wait for the next book!!!

Holly gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Elizabeth from sacred heart catholic primary school:

I like this book because the characters have to solve puzzles which are made out of sweets.I find that very weird in a story!

Elizabeth gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

olivia from ?????????:

I liked this book because it was funny and I really recommend it

olivia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Amelia from Calverly cofe :

I really enjoyed this book because it was really adventurous and suprising and I found it funny how they used sweets for puzzles. It was an amazing book!

Amelia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Fatima from Coop Academy Oakwood:

David O' O'Connell's Chocolate Factory Ghost is a excellent book because it has the sort of mysteries and adventurous touch to the book. I rate this book 5/5 , I would recommend this to anyone even if you are an adult.With Felicity's smartness and Billies weird thoughts I believe they can solve anything. I hope David O'Connell can make a Chocolate Factory Ghost 2

Fatima gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Fatima from Coop Academy Oakwood:

The Chocolate Factory Ghost is a wonderful book.Its got a lot of mysteries and adventure through out the book.Archie , Felicity and Billy are very smart , they always solve the mystery.

Fatima gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

mohibullah from coop academy oakwood:

i love this especially when Archie finds out about old jings in cookie crag castle

mohibullah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Scarlett from Oulton Primsry School:

This book was okay some parts of the book made me want to scream and some made me laugh out loud.This a book about a boy called Archie and hes on quest with hes friends Billy and fliss.I would recommend this to children who likes to hear about ghosts.

Scarlett gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Evan from Calverley c of e primary :

I love how the book pulls you in and wants you to read more.Every night I want to stay up all night. I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read.

Evan gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

H from Green Lane Primary Academy :

The chocolate factory ghost by David O CORNELL

It is a fiction story about a boy and his uncle owned a fudge factory and it was given to his grandson but he has to find clues. Can you figure out what the ghost is?

H gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Gracie from Robin Hood Primary School:

David used very good description for different things and you kept having to read on to find out more. It was full of suspense and i never wanted to put the book down. You kept guessing about what was next but it was changed and was better than you imaged.

Gracie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Reece from Raynville Primary School:

This is a great book for kids of any age because of the amount of fun things Archie Mcbudge does to complete a complicated quest. If you are in a good mood then this is a perfect book for you because it takes you on a roller coaster ride - from funny at the bottom to hilarious at the top!

Reece gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Cloey from Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School:

I really liked this book because after every chapter I wanted to read on to the end. It was a like a mystery from an amazing film. This book never actually got boring throughout the reading experience.The Chocolate Factory Ghost is an amazing. I recommended it to anyone who is close to my age [11] . This is now my favourite book!

Cloey gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Hannah from Thorpe primary school :

I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was mysterious and made me want to keep reading. The best book I have ever read and would definitely recommend this.

Hannah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Eden from Southroyd Primary School:

I love this book because the characters are funny but relatable ; it's a very fun mystery book with a satisfying end.

Eden gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Lucy from Westbrook Lane Primary School:

I liked the book as it was full of surprises and lots of secrets. I thought the ghost was cool and I knew who it was from the start as the picture blinked at him a couple of times. The eye-catching opening was quite extraordinary.

Lucy gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

lars from st mathuse:

its a good book I like the adventure about the dod (the secret ingredient and Sherbet the dog and Honey stone hall.

lars gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

olivia from greenhill primary school:

I am really enjoying this book . It has an eye catching opening and an amazing adventure . I love how all the characters have an amazing unique personality . I love how it has a spooky twist and its such an amazing book . It uses spectacular vocabulary and the author has really thought about how this will intrigue the readers all over the world

olivia gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Hannah from Green hill Primary School:

This is a really good book the author has really thought about how the book is going to intrigue the readers all over the world to read that book I like that it is weird but in a good way I want another book so a part two of this book

Hannah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Abdul from Hunslet st Mary's CofE PRIMARY SCHOOL:

This book stood out to me because it was mysteries, full of secrets.If David O'connell writes another book i would read it.my favourite characters were portia and george because they well fed ,fat and funny also sneaky.i also liked this book because of its similies and Archie's great uncle Archibald.

Abdul gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Erin from Hunslet St Mary's C of E Primary School:

The Chocolate Factory Ghost is a fantastic, extraodinary book because every chapter there is a new mystery to be solved by Archie McBudge and his friends. [Fliss and Billy] The chapters about the quest were exciting to read because everytime I turned the page something brand new was awaiting me . Archibald McBudge the core of the mysteries, sometimes pulled funny faces through the painting. Archie thought he was hallucinating but then again, another mystery....

Erin gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

deacon from HUNSLET ST MARYS C OF E PRIAMARY SCHOOL :

THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY GHOST STOOD OUT TO ME BECAUSE IT WAS A BRILLIANT ,MYSTERIOST BOOK AND I WOULD READ MORE BOOKS BY HIM BECAUSE IT WAS INTRESTING BY THE NAMES OF PEOPLE [MISS PUNDINGHAM PYE]AND THE SWEET [CHEWOCHOCOCHUNK].ARCHIE AND HIS FREINDS[FLISS AND BILLY]WENT ON AN ADVENTURE TO FIND THE SECRET INGREDIANT TO BECOME A REAL MCBUDGE.

deacon gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

lexi from Hunslet St Mary's C of E Primary School:

The reason this book stood out to me is because the title of the book is very different to anything i have seen or read before.This book would be great for you if you enjoy and love mystery and adventure stories.The thing i admired the most about this book was the quest that archie and his two friends went on to find the secret to become a real Mcbudge.

lexi gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

skye from Hunslet.St Marys Cof E Primary School:

This book is a very adventrous book and mysterious.The front cover made us choose it because it is very colourful and very different to the other books.The Chocolate Factory Ghost, has lots of amazing parts and some parts are mysterious.Archie (the main character)never gave up he kept trying and trying and it worked out in the end.In my opinion this is a excellent.

skye gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson.

Hannah from Raynville Primary School:

I think The Chocolate Factory Ghost is a great book about a kid who inherits everything from his great grandpa. I would recommend it for people that like books about mystery.

Hannah gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Charlie from Farsley Farfield Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book because I love the mystery element and the children having to find all the clues to get to the secret ingredient. I like all the magical cretures in Dundoodle. I think that Fliss and I would be good friends if we met in real life. It is the fastest I have ever read a book. I would definitly recommend this book!

Charlie gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Dylan from Southroyd Primary School:

i really enjoyed the book because of how funny it is and i also think that its also mysterious and i would really like too read more books from David O'Connell.

Dylan gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Aoife from Calverley C of E primary school :

This book is about a boy called Archie who is left in his great uncle's will a sweet factory . I really liked this book especially the mystery element. I would recommend this book to people who like mysteries. I am also looking forward to when the next one in this series comes out.

Aoife gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Daniel from Calverley C of E primary school :

I really like this book it always made me want to find out more about it and the characters were intriguing.

Daniel gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Soha from Calverely :

This book was quite good.The reason is because it is very adventurous.I like the way they use sweets in the places you could not imagine.

Soha gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Z from Green Lane Primary Academy:

The Chocolate Factory Ghost is written by David O’Connell. It’s a fiction book and good for ages 8-10; about a boy who inherits a fortune, a big house and a chocolate factory! However, life isn’t just sweets and chocolate, Archie McBudge is left a quest to prove he is a McBudge. But someone is trying to stop him. Archie is a determined person who does not give up on a task.

I liked the sweets theme as it makes you sink into the world of treats. There was nothing I didn’t like about this book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loved reading, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book.

Z gave The Chocolate Factory Ghost 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.