This children's novel is about a young girl name Araminta who lives in a haunted house with her aunt and uncle. She has been searching for ghosts the entire time she has lived in the house and can never find any. Then, after struggling with the boiler, her aunt decides she is going to sell the house. Araminta is furious! She begins devising plans to get rid of all of the possible buyers. In her planning she finds a key that opens up secret passages and secret doors throughout the house and eventually finds a ghost that helps her ambush potential buyers. However, a family comes to look at the house and no matter what awful things she does to them, they love the house even more. Finally, she tells her aunt that she doesn't want to leave the house and that she will help with the boiler and whatever else she needs as long as they can stay.
This book was really fun to read. It had amazing detail and I could see exactly what was happening and what the characters were doing throughout the story. I thought it was different from the "normal" books about a girl leaving her home and moving away and it gave the reader another world of fantasy. It reminded me of a younger version of Harry Potter which could definitely help in a classroom because