Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The Secret Grave
Hannah loves the old house they've moved into and call Nightshade. It was actually a house her grandparents lived in for a year long ago. She even decides to "haunt" the house for fun. But then weird things start happening - noises in the attic, things missing, and Cady, a girl who lives in the woods and comes and goes mysteriously. Cady isn't very nice to Hannah, but since Hannah's best friends are gone for the summer Hannah hangs out with her anyway. But when Hannah discovers a cemetery out in the woods and Cady insists on having a midnight swim Hannah starts to worry about who Cady really is.
This book really reminded me of Wait Til Helen Comes (which I love) - especially the climax in the lake. That's not necessarily a bad thing - my students will love it.