Allie thinks she’s through with ghosts. Eglantine, the one who haunted her new home, has moved on, and Allie doesn’t like to talk about it. She would rather put the whole incident – and people’s reactions – behind her. So when she attends a school camp, the last thing she’s looking for is another ghost.
The thing about ghosts, though, is they seem to pop up when you least want them to. Hill End, the site of the camp, seems to have more than one ghost. The museum is haunted by the pacing ghost of Granny Evans. Young Eustace Harrow is blamed for things being broken in Taylor’s Cottage. And the miner hiding out in golden Gully could be less alive than he seems. Allie’s not sure what to make of all this ghostly activity, but when two of her classmates go missing, she realises that this is serious.
Eustace is a spooky but fun ghost story. A sequel to the outstanding Eglantine, it will appeal to 11 to 14 year old readers.
Eustace, by Catherine Jinks
Allen & Unwin, 2003