If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can't get any worse.
But they do - when Helen comes.
©2008 Mary Downing Hahn; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Genuinely scary, complete with dark secrets from the past, unsettled graves, and a very real ghost." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
I loved this book as a little girl and I still do now. This author manages to put just the right amount of suspense and creepiness without making it to scary. I plan on my future kids and grandkids being able to pluck this book from my bookshelf and read it themselves one day. I can't wait to share it.
It follows a tried and true format but does a good job with it. It was entertaining and well written but it isn't going to impress you with its originality. It's cliched but it is still a good solid ghost yarn.
A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!
This book isn't recommended for super young kids. I believe I read it around second grade, and I think if you have a kid that likes spooky things, this will be a winner. Its a solid story line with good character development, that wraps everything up nicely at the end.
I liked this story as a kid. I came across it again by accident and downloaded it for my kids. It's a bit dated but still as spooky as I remember. I'm not sure how my kids will react. I was hoping the audible would give it more effect but it ruined the entire story.
Definitely. I read most of her books as a kid.
She was very stiff and a bit shrilly at times. I would rather listen to Neil Gaiman recite the telephone book than listen to her again. Nicola Barber who read Spirit Animals 1 was great. If you got her to read "Wait Till Helen Comes," I would definitely listen to it again. Now, I'm looking for away to return the audible and get my money back.
Good book. Lousy audible.
Teacher, reader, listener! I am a southern lady with conservative views.
This was one of my favorite books when I was in elementary school! I remember rereading it, so that I could feel the eerie suspense again and again. Now I am a teacher, and shared the book with my fifth and sixth grade students. They absolutely loved it! Even my male students, who are usually hard to motivate when it comes to reading, were hanging on each word!
Anyone under the age of 15 would probably really enjoy this book.
The narrator was a child and it made the entire book sound like a child had written it.
If an adult would have narrated it, it may have been more believable.
Just disappointment. I was really looking forward to a good ghost story.
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