26 July 2010

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall; Mary Downing Hahn

The Ghost of Crutchfield HallThe Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A cross between Turn of the Screw and The Little Princess/The Secret Garden with other literary references tossed in. Florence, an orphan, is rescued from her orphanage when a long-lost great-uncle finds her and brings her to his home, Crutchfield Hall. Of course, there's her great-aunt, who doesn't like her, and her sick-in-bed cousin James, and then there's Sophie, who died a year earlier... It's not too scary, but there's a definite creep factor that younger readers will enjoy.

ARC provided by publisher.

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