Book Reviews of Behind the Attic Wall

Behind the Attic Wall
Behind the Attic Wall
Author: Sylvia Cassedy
ISBN-13: 9780380698431
ISBN-10: 0380698439
Publication Date: 3/1/1985
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I found this to be a very strange story. It was a sad story trying to be uplifting in a creepy kind of way. I kept wondering if the girl was losing her mind.
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Beautifully written. Heart-moving fantasy about a girl becoming more than she has been because of a few, very special friends.
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Stumbled upon this book as a gift from my grade school librarian. It is sad and sweet. All in all a great fictonal book that keeps you surprised.
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Helpful Score: 2
What a wonderful little story about a little girl who finally finds love thru a strange journey into fantasy.
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This is one of my all-time favorite books (of all childrens' AND adult fiction books). I have re-read this book numerous times over the years (not this particular copy though!). My 12 year old daughter loves it too.
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When I first read this book as a grade-schooler, I just loved it.
What girl doesn't fantasize about her dolls coming alive in a secret room? Also at that age, mysteries are very popular.
When I recently re-read it as an adult, I saw it with different eyes -- it's a bit strange .... at the end you're not really sure what happened. But it is a happy ending for the heroine, so thumbs up in my opinion!
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This book is outstanding, and a must read for anyone who has EVER thought or felt of themselves as an outcast.
You instantly want to be a part of the main characters world, and the author's descriptions help make you feel almost right at home, being a part of the house, and wanting yourself to find out if there's anything going on behind your own attic wall.
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This was one of my favorite books as a young teen/preteen.
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This is just a AMAZING book. I only read it once in grade school, but the story is so memorable that it replays in my mind all the time five years later. It is just beautiful in its own way. I am so surprised that it has yet to be made into a movie. This is the next great young adult fiction novel that NEEDS to be made into a movie!
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Another book I had chosen for my youngest daughter. She very much enjoyed this book.
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Sweet and poignant.
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I found this book to be a little creepy even though the story was great
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I read this a long time ago so I don't really remember it that much, but the impression I got was that it was a very good story. I loved how she would retreat to her place behind the attic wall.
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This has always been one of my favorite books.
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Strange journey of a little girl who just wants to be loved. I enjoyed this and so did my daughter-in-law.
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This was just ok for me. When I got the hang of the story I began scanning pages. The ending was different than I expected.
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After years of being rejected by everyone because she is thin and shabby, young Maggie goes to live with her rich aunt in a big stone house. Here, she discovers the world of magic, and begins to love and be loved for the first time.
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At twelve, Maggie ahd been thrown out of more boarding schools that she cared to remember. "Impossible to handle" they said-nasty,mean, disobedient,rebellious,thieving-anything they could say to explain why she must be removed from the school. Maggie was thin and pale, with shabby clothes and stringy hair, when she arrived at her new home. "It was a mistake to bring her here,"said Maggie's Great-Aunts, whose huge stone house looked like another boarding school-or a prison. But they took her in anyway. After all, aside from Uncle MOrris, they were Maggie's only living relatives. But from behind the closet door in the great and gloomy house, Maggie hears the faint whisperings, the beckoning voices. And in the forbidding house of her ancestors, Maggie finds magic .............the kind that lets her, for the first time,love and be loved.
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At twelve, Maggie had been thrown out of more boarding schools than she cared to remember. "Impossible to handle," they said--nasty, mean, disobedient, rebellious, thieving--anything they could say to explain why she must be removed from the school.

Maggie was thin and pale, with shabby clothes and stringy hair, when she arrived at her new home. "It was a mistake to bring her here," said Maggie's great-aunts, whose huge stone house looked like another boarding school--or a prison. But they took her in anyway. After all, aside from Uncle Morris, they were Maggie's only living relatives.

But from behind the closet door in the great and gloomy house, Maggie hears the faint whisperings, the beckoning voices. And in the forbidding house of her ancestors, Maggie finds magic...the kind that lets her, for the first time, love and be loved.