Jun 122010
 

Florence was quite small when she went to live at the orphanage. She spent many years there, so she was shocked when someone turned up claiming to be a relative and took her home. 


However, ‘home’ isn’t always better. As she walks into the house the first time, her Great Aunt seems thrilled to see her – until Aunt realizes that it’s Florence. Florence also finds that she has a cousin – kept hidden in one of the rooms – whom she’s not permitted to visit.


Just when she feels that things won’t get any worse Florence finds that a year ago another cousin, Sophia, died at the house in a tragic accident. It’s terribly depressing. Until Sophia starts visiting.

My Summary: The Secret Garden meets The Woman in White.


The characters are interesting. It’s terribly haunting. It’s just a bit odd – enough to keep you guessing. The book is enjoyable. (Actually, it’s a bit funny, I completely forgot that I was reading a YA and kept wondering when ‘it’ would happen. The suspense was terrific!)


It’s perfect for a 9-15 year old.  It was written in such a way that even though you know there won’t be murder & mayhem, you can feel it lurking around the next corner. The suspense is what you make it. I doubt my boys would read it because the main character is a girl but it’s not a girly book in the least. The depth is just right for that age group. It’s just scary enough without giving nightmares. 


This book was given to me for my honest review. I was in no way paid to read it.

Rating: B+
Buy or Borrow: Buy


 

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  3 Responses to “The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall”

  1. Sounds like a good book for the younger age to read, I think its important that there is a great quality of books for every age to read!!!

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    Happy Reading

  2. I LOVE your Buy or Borrow button!
    Brilliant!

    I just heard about this one and neeed to check it out 🙂

  3. Thanks!
    It's just a small table I inserted in my post. I think it really help to consolidate. (Readers know that they just have to scroll to the end to get my recommendation.)

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