Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn


Wait Till Helen Comes, Mary Downing Hahn, 1986 My favorite quote: “A breeze sighed through the leaves of the oak. It was the loneliest sound I’d ever heard, as lonely as a ghost who had been lying alone in the dark for a hundred years.” Notable characters: Molly, the twelve-year-old main character; Michael, her littleContinue reading “Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn”

Ghosts I Have Been by Richard Peck


Ghosts I Have Been, Richard Peck, 1977 My favorite quote: “The truth is too much for some people and too little for others.” Notable characters: Blossom Culp, the girl who sees ghosts; Alexander, her friend and partner-in-crime Most memorable scene: Blossom’s visions of the sinking of the Titanic Greatest strengths: It’s historical flavor  Standout achievements:Continue reading “Ghosts I Have Been by Richard Peck”

Newes From the Dead by Mary Hooper


News From the Dead, Mary Hooper, 2008 My favorite quote: “What I could not bear, dare not consider, is the possibility that I’m not dead, but merely occupying a coffin, having been buried alive.” Notable characters: Anne Green, the girl who wakes after being hanged Most memorable scene: Anne, trapped in her own body, wonderingContinue reading “Newes From the Dead by Mary Hooper”