I read the book Araminta Spookie 2: The Sword in the Grotto by Angie Sage. This book is about two girls, Wanda and Araminta, who need to find a present for Sir Horace’s five hundredth birthday. They found what they want to give him, but a portcullis trapped them. This story took place in a cave and a haunted house. The eight characters in the house include ghosts and wizards. My favorite character is Edmund, who is a ghost. I like him because he is brave and helpful. Funny things happened like Uncle Drac falling out of his bedroom. I recommend this book because it is funny and gives many details. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this book an 8.