Monday’s book review! 😀 YAY! I’m reviewing one of my most favorite middle grade ghost stories: Deep & Dark & Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s a pretty popular middle grade horror story.
here’s the cover.
And the blurb!
Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an odd photograph in the attic. She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But who’s the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture?
Ali figures she’ll find out while she’s vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali’s mother’s family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who’s mean and spiteful and a bad influence on Emma.
Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissy’s just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. . . . Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this new supernatural tale that’s certain to send shivers down her readers’ spines.
Sounds fun, huh? And it is! 😀 And Look at the cover! So pretty! I love it! And the story! I love that too!
5 stars! ❤
It’s got a creepy, disturbing vibe that works amazingly well. great and scary for kids without being to over the top. It tells the story of a young girl spending the summer at her family’s lake cottage with her Aunt and her Cousin. 😀 And things start to get creepy after the girls meet a strange girl named Sissy. Sissy is creepy and mean. And there’s a lot more to her than meets they eye. 😀
There’s also some dark family history tossed in, and I loved every second of the story.
absolutely perfect for fans of middle grade horror. I highly recommend you read it with a kid. 😀
Join me tomorrow for another book review! 😀 Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❤