Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

Written by Jonathan Stroud

In the world of Lockwood & Co, only children can see the ghostly spectres that haunt the modern world and so it’s down to them to hunt them out. Adults lose their ability to see, yet not to feel, the violent effects of a haunting. 

Young hero Lockwood combines an impulsive nature with a genius brain, which make him rather a clever ghost sleuth - if somewhat unlucky in business. Choosing to operate without an adult supervisor, he works instead with assistant George, who is never far from a sugary doughnut, and new employee Lucy.

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Amy, 11

This book has a very good plot, it is very original. I'm sure that other people would like it very much if they were into this kind of book, unfortunately I'm not one of those people. Maybe would recommend.

Molly, 10

This looked like a intriguing book but when I got about half way through it the plot got very confusing. If you don't like ghosts then don't read this book!!! :( I would not recommend this book.

Niki, 12

I loved this book from the very beginning. So far I've read to page170.its cheeky mysterious and very modern. It goes back to the past in each chapter reviling a bit more about the visitors and how it all began. Lockwood is a very amusing character as he was confident , clever and brave. Lucy was a very mysterious character from the beginning and made me want to read more about her. George was not so loveably but made me laugh whenever the author described him.

Taylor, 10

I thought the book was boring (so boring I stopped at chapter 4). From what I read there was barely anything going on, it was continually telling you about the surroundings.

Taylor, Tallulah, Karl and Nathan, 10

AMAZING! I loved every moment! (everyone but Taylor liked it). On a scale from one to ten we would rate it a 10!

William, 10

The Screaming Staircase is a great book with few weaknesses despite the unavoidable change to make the characters fit the context. they are incredibly realistic. The author's choice of language woven into the context makes the action feel strikingly realistic. overall, this is a 'must read' book and at points, you really wonder "what IS going to happen next?" The book is over 440 pages - it should be longer!

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