Book Reviews of The Doll

The Doll
The Doll
Author: Josh Webster
ISBN-13: 9780821717882
ISBN-10: 082171788X
Publication Date: 3/1/1986
Pages: 348
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Pub. Corp.
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book! I couldn't stop reading it until I finished every page, it was really attention grabbing and kept me intrigued to the very end. From the back of the book~ From their china-blue eyes and silky blonde hair to their clear piping voices Gretchen and Mary were identical in every respect. If it weren't for the doll that Gretchen started carrying around with her,no one would have been able to tell them apart. And oddly enough, the doll was a miniature replica of the twins... Gretchen knew fromthe moment she opened the gift-wrapped box that the dollwas special. Itsround eyes stared back at her. Its soft-sculptured face glowed with a life of its own. And when Gretchen cradled it in her arms, it told her things--secret, evil things that Mary could never know about. For it hated Mary just like she did. And it knew how to get back at Mary...forever.
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Edge of your seat, bite your nails, cant put it down if a tornado was coming,fast paced, short chapters, AWESOME story, creepy book!
I give it 5 stars all the way. It had everything you could want in one of those 80s horror books. It did NOT have a bunch of gore or any of that. It was perfect.

The characters are twin girls and a mother who has just separated from their father. One twin is ok with it and is supportive to her mother and one twin is horrible, evil, ugly and will do anything to get even with her, "goody two shoes" sister and mother. The evil twin received a doll as a gift from her father, this isn't just any type of doll. It was hand made miles away by a special lady. The personality of the child who gets one of these dolls, decides on what type of attitude the doll will have.
Very engaging story.