[PDF] ❤ The Company of Ghosts ⚣ Berlie Doherty – 1sm.info

The Company of Ghosts Lovely, haunting story packed with detail that puts you there on the island At its heart it s about how Ellie is coping or not coping with her parents divorce and her dad s move miles away from Scotland to Cornwall But it s rich with other detail too her painting, the island ghost s story and heartbreak, her developing friendship with George, her strength, courage and resourcefulness, surviving alone on the island. Initial thought I had mixed feelings towards this I was expecting something that would keep me up at night etc but it wasof a suspense drama 4.5 5 stars Will talkin depth on Wednesday IMMA GET IN THE SPOILERS SO IF U DON T WANT ME TO TELL U WHAT HAPPENS THEN LEAVE NOW The writing style was absolutely beautiful The book kind of gave me the Flannan Isle poem vibe and I definitely will be reading the poem again just so I can refer back The main charcter annoyed me at times and no Initial thought I had mixed feelings towards this I was expecting something that would keep me up at night etc but it wasof a suspense drama 4.5 5 stars Will talkin depth on Wednesday IMMA GET IN THE SPOILERS SO IF U DON T WANT ME TO TELL U WHAT HAPPENS THEN LEAVE NOW The writing style was absolutely beautiful The book kind of gave me the Flannan Isle poem vibe and I definitely will be reading the poem again just so I can refer back The main charcter annoyed me at times and not that much really happened Throughout the book I could feel my connection to Ellie breaking because she was slowly turning insane I thought the diary of Annabel was interesting and I would definitely love to see a companion to this which is Ellie s sketchbook At first I thought she had quite unrealistic expectations and disliked here but as I delved in the story I started to root for her This was great but I needtime to figure out if I liked it so much that it would be on my favourites list Although aimed at Young Adults, I enjoyed this book very much at the age of 67 I thought I should check it out before passing it onto my granddaughters, but once I d started reading I couldn t put the book down There were parts that sent shivers running up and down my spine, but I should have known that you can always trust Berlie Doherty to produce a positive and hopeful ending The story of a rather troubled, but resourceful teenage girl who accidently becomes isolated on an Scottish islan Although aimed at Young Adults, I enjoyed this book very much at the age of 67 I thought I should check it out before passing it onto my granddaughters, but once I d started reading I couldn t put the book down There were parts that sent shivers running up and down my spine, but I should have known that you can always trust Berlie Doherty to produce a positive and hopeful ending The story of a rather troubled, but resourceful teenage girl who accidently becomes isolated on an Scottish island contains wonderfully vivid descriptions and evokes a powerful sense of place But A COMPANY OF GHOSTS is also a very modern story and it made me reflect once again on the true priorities in life Wonderful language from Doherty. Although this book had a good plan and storyline , It didn t live up to my expectations I thought it was going to be super creepy and action packed 1 The ghost only appeared around halfway through the book 2 When she was alone on the island almost nothing happened which made it quite boring to read But it wasn t all bad, I found the ending good and SPOILER ALERT HERE i found it really gripping to read about when Ellie was in the boat with Annabelle when they were trying to save boy but s Although this book had a good plan and storyline , It didn t live up to my expectations I thought it was going to be super creepy and action packed 1 The ghost only appeared around halfway through the book 2 When she was alone on the island almost nothing happened which made it quite boring to read But it wasn t all bad, I found the ending good and SPOILER ALERT HERE i found it really gripping to read about when Ellie was in the boat with Annabelle when they were trying to save boy but sadly failed So all in all , a 3 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Admittedly, I expected some really scary stuff I ve always been a fan of a good scare here and there, and when I come upon a promising book, my expectations are through the roof So, to tell you guys frankly, I was a bit disappointed There was nothing scary about this book at all For that part, it had failed me Another thing I didn t quite enjoy about this book was it was really dragging at some parts Like really, dragging I understand the author wants us to paint hehe a picture in our h Admittedly, I expected some really scary stuff I ve always been a fan of a good scare here and there, and when I come upon a promising book, my expectations are through the roof So, to tell you guys frankly, I was a bit disappointed There was nothing scary about this book at all For that part, it had failed me Another thing I didn t quite enjoy about this book was it was really dragging at some parts Like really, dragging I understand the author wants us to paint hehe a picture in our heads, but it just felt like she was putting word after word that the picture completely vanishes from my mind.I graduated from Fine Arts so I know a little about painting and colors but it was dull, even for me The reading bit, I mean I believe that you can be as descriptive as you can be when writing your stories but don t just fill 3 pages of the book with a description of a light house I mean, I get it It was beautiful, magical even Maybe I just get tired easily Nah, some people describe it vividly with just a paragraph or two Another is the building the relationship between Ellie and George I mean, yes I get it George here was actually a nice guy, just wanted to get to the island But the transition between grumpy him to nice him happened so quickly, it s as if there was no point in making him a sour puss to begin with And the words shy and warm have been used way too much, in my opinion The author didn t build up enough spark to actually make me feel they were good together, or they even liked each other that way Too many plot holes, I guess Ooh This was good I wasn t really expecting much but this was good It wasn t quite scary but it was full of suspense and I liked the tale Ellie was an amazing character I really liked her and I really liked the plot and the other characters too I did like the parts that focused on George too because it meant that I knew what was going on with him too This was well written and I really enjoyed it Also, that cover is also very pretty The main character, Ellie, was kind of a spoiled brat George, on the other hand, was a jerk There were hardly any layers to their characters Only Ellie had a little character development near the end Spoiler I kind of wish there wereghosts andback stories behind everything spoiler There were a few spine tingling moments inside the book, which I really love The author is very gifted when it comes to description. I was really hoping that this book would turn out to be as amazing as Say Her Name I shouldn t have went in with such high hopes Not much happens in the book You need to wait until halfway through the book for the ghost to even come into the book The plot just seemed to be about a girl who had mummy and daddy issues, who went to an island with a girl s if I remember correctly, who she never spoke to until she tried to run away famly Anyway, things happen view spoiler her friend fall I was really hoping that this book would turn out to be as amazing as Say Her Name I shouldn t have went in with such high hopes Not much happens in the book You need to wait until halfway through the book for the ghost to even come into the book The plot just seemed to be about a girl who had mummy and daddy issues, who went to an island with a girl s if I remember correctly, who she never spoke to until she tried to run away famly Anyway, things happen view spoiler her friend falls dangerously ill will a mysterious illness which was never even explained hide spoiler and she ends up being alone on the island I liked the style it was written in But, sometimes I just thought ok, enough with the description Get to the point now But I feel like this with a lot of authors so I guess that s just my problem I didn t like, however, the way it was written Sometimes it felt as if the author was undecided and confused about which perspective she was writing in This is because when the characters were thinking to themselves, it wasn t written in italics, so it felt like the book was switching narrators from the main character s point of view, to the third person This became confusing and annoying very quickly Besides there being no real plot, I would also like to add 1 Ellie Her issues with her parents became very annoying I felt as if she was being too childish about a situation that happens a lot to a lot of people Thankfully though, there was some character development, so she seemed to grow up a bit at the end.2 The way Ellie and George talked to each other about the island Especially George Sometimes I felt as if it was it was too poetic for teenagers to be talking that way And coming from a teenager herself me , it did not seem realistic enough I get it, they re in awe if the island But, I don t know anyone who burts out talking like they re writing a piece of description of a setting in a book I probably didn t explain this well enough Oh well.3 Ellie After about only a couple of days of being alone on the island, she s already talking to herself Really She couldn t hold on for a week without cracking 4 The ghost I thought this was going to be a ghost mystery novel But, nothing properly happened with the ghost until the last 50 to 100 pages And it wasn t even interesting to be honest I didn t get why, if the ghost needed help, she didn t just ask all the other people who came to the island before Ellie.5 I seriously thought there was going to be something going on with George and Ellie And I would not have minded, especially in this book A nice sub plot would have been great, other than just about Ellie s paintings and the colours she was going to use to paint them.This book actually had a lot of potential But nothing really happened in it Hopefully I ll be able to sell this book or return it to get my money back It wasn t worth it But, I m not saying don t read it It just wasn t for me Maybe other people would like it A Beautiful, Haunting Ghost Story From A Carnegie Award Winning Writer Of Young Adult Fiction It Was A Seascape, Moody With Rocks And Cliffs And Wild Showers Of Spray Ellie S Own Reflection Was Drawn Into It, Like A Ghost Image Among The Lights And Shadows That S Our Island, Morag Said It Looks Mysterious It Is That S Where We Re Going Tomorrow Ellie Is Excited To Be Going With Morag S Family To Their Beautiful Island, But When She Finds Herself Abandoned There, Things Begin To Change Footsteps, Shadows, Strange Lights, A Haunting Song And She Becomes Aware That She Is Not Really On Her Own


About the Author: Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty n e Hollingsworth is an English novelist, poet, playwright and screenwriter She is best known for children s books, for which she has twice won the Carnegie Medal.She has also written novels for adults, plays for theatre and radio, television series and libretti for children s opera.


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