The Clock Tower Ghost by Gene Kemp

When Amanda Phillips and her family move into Addlesbury Tower they have no idea that it is haunted by Rich King Cole. When Mandy and King Cole meet they fail to realise how much they have in common. Instead they battle for ultimate supremacy.

Gene Kemp’s The Clock Tower Ghost is such a popular novel, it has been imprint continuously since 1981, when it was first published.

I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It is unusual to find a great book that’s main characters are so unlike able.

Ruthless, cruel and narcissistic King Cole has met his match in rude, selfish, bully Amanda. Individually these characters are horrible, together they are unbelievably entertaining.

Gene Kemp did a wonderful job with this book. With both King Cole and Amanda so deplorable at the start of this book, it was great to watch as they found some humanity whilst battling each other.

With a nice collection of support characters and a sprinkling of illustrations, this book is a great read.

If you haven’t read it, get yourself a copy now.

The Clock Tower Ghost is a wonderful book for kids and adults alike, I will definitely be reading it many times in the future.

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