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All the Lovely Bad Ones

  Hahn, Mary Downing


Publisher: Clarion
Number of Pages: 182
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Genres:

Mystery
Ghost story

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5
6-8

Awards:

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Winner

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Why I liked this title:

Mary Downing Hahn, the author of this book, is, in my opinion, the "queen of ghost stories" and this, her latest book, lives up to her reputation. Travis and his sister, Corey, can't resist a good trick--so when they learn that their grandmother's sleepy Vermont inn has a history of ghost sightings, they decide to do a little "haunting" of their own. Scaring the guests proves to be great fun, and before long, the inn is filled with tourists and ghost hunters eager for a glimpse of the supernatural. But Travis and Corey soon find out that they aren't the only ghosts at Fox Hill Inn. Their thoughtless games have awakened something dangerous, something that should have stayed asleep. Restless, spiteful spirits swarm the inn, while a dark and terrifying presence stalks the halls and the old oak grove on the inn's grounds.

Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 12/16/2009

Lexile level: 670

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