Have you ever read Ghost Cadet?



We have! We would like to know what you liked or disliked about the book!

On the pages to the left you will see our take on the book.

Check out these websites to find out a little bit about the book, the author and William Hugh McDowell(the ghost cadet)
http://www.elainemariealphin.com/Alphin_Ghost_Cadet.html
http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=5857
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(The image of the book's cover will take you to the book on Amazon. We have used their image to link to them.)

Drew
This book is so cool! you can read it 1,oooooo times.


Emma


I think the book is cool and refreshing. Any one who likes history will love this book. Her historical accuracy makes the book thrilling, you will soon find out after reading the book what you beleave in.



I like this book because it feels that the story it is real not fiction. It is so easy to believe Hugh's ghost is real. I mean there is an interstate 81 , there is a culvert and there is a Hugh Mcdowell. It is all real except Ben. -Jared A.


This book is interesting because its about something that takes place in the past but is in our time. I think this is something that anyone would want to read. It also lets kids use their imagination about ghosts. -EMILY

Ryan-
I thought Ghost Cadet was a really good book. I just could not stop reading it! It was so interesting because Benjy and Hugh were trying to find the watch in so many different ways (like meeting in the night to dig up the watch) and even more.

I also liked that it had true facts like:
1. Hugh was a real person.
2. There really was a gold watch.
Ghost Cadet Resources Rebecca McDowell letter, June 1864
http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=5871

One weird thing is the author thought she had made up the watch but she did not. She had the character in mind and was looking for something to tie the "ghost" to the battlefield. Talking about the story, here's what she had to say on her web page:
"I asked my husband, who comes from an old Virginia family, and he immediately suggested a family watch. Then I found out Cadet McDowell's father wrote to the Virginia Military Institute grieving for his son, and giving instructions for the return of his son's belongings, including his gold watch. The next letter said that the watch had not been returned. To my amazement, the real Cadet McDowell had actually owned a gold pocket watch, and that watch disappeared as of the Battle of New Market. It has never been found."


I would recommend this book to anyone! (Although you will have to read the book yourselves because I'm not telling if they found the watch.)

Nicholas



I loved Ghost Cadet. Ghost Cadet has got to be one of my favorite books! I really like it because it actually mentions VMI. This book is probily the only book that mentions VMI. My favorite part is the battle happing again.


SEAMORE! this book was awesome!

"Daniel: this was one of my favorite books"