Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Took, A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn

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The story is primarily told by seventh grader Daniel with just the occasional chapter by a third person narrator. It is at time intense and scary but not gory except for the description of Bloody Bones a bizarre ghost creature that is primarily a wild boar who can walk upright on his rear legs and rip you apart with panther like claws, but who believes in that stuff anyway. After their dad loses his job and can’t find another one Daniel and his sister Erica are moved from the wonderful suburbs to the back woods of West Virginia. The house is more like a shack and all the other kids think they are stuck up snobs. When Erica gets Took by the scary haunt Auntie only Daniel believes what really happened to her and if she is to be saved only Daniel can do it.

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