Authoress: Mary Downing Hahn
Pages: 160 Publisher: Houghton Miffline Harcourt | Clarion Books
Scheduled release: September 6, 2010
Goodreads: The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
Genre: Children's Fiction | Ghosts
My summary: Poor Florence, the orphan, is about to meet her long lost distant uncle, auntie, and dead malicious cousin. Think Secret Garden with ghosts.
My say: The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall was surprisingly good. It moved swiftly and kept me engaged; especially the parts when Florence is used like a puppet by her ghostly shadow. While more mature audiences may find the tale too innocent, I believe tweens will love this ghost story with a lesson on spoiled children and jealousy.
My recommendation: Channel your inner tween or purchase this for the tween in your life. This would be a great book to share with ghost fans or even around Halloween.
My star rating: 5 out of 5 stars
My final say: What is about huge old homes that always sucks me in?
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