The Dollhouse Murders Author:Betty Ren Wright Twelve-year-old Amy is having difficulties at home being responsible for her brain-damaged sister, Louann. While visiting her Aunt Clare at the old family home, she discovers an eerily-haunted dollhouse in the attic -- an exact replica of the family home. Whenever she sees it, the dolls, representing her relatives, have moved. — Her aunt won'... more »t listen to Amy's claims that the dolls are trying to tell her something. This leads Amy to research old news reports where she discovers a family secret -- the murder of her grandparents. The two sisters unravel the mystery. Amy grows to accept her sister and to understand that Louann is more capable than she had first thought.« less
Great book for younger teens/children. I loved it when I read it in elementary school. I would say to beware not to read to kids if they have nightmares easily b/c it can be a little scary to think about alone in the dark.
AMY IS FASCINATED BY THE OLD DOLLHOUSE SHE FINDS IN THE ATTIC. IT LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE HOUSE SHE'S STAYING IN WITH HER AUNT, DOWN TO THE TINIEST DETAIL. BUT STRANGE THINGS SEEM TO HAPPEN IN THE DOLLHOUSE--THINGS AMY CAN'T EXPLAIN. DOLLS MOVE FROM ONE ROOM TO ANOTHER WHEN THERE'S NO ONE THERE TO MOVE THEM. DOORS OPEN AND CLOSE BY THEMSELVES. AND WHEN AMY GOES UP TO THE ATTIC IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, THE DOLLHOUSE IS FILLED WITH A GHOSTLY LIGHT....
AMY KNOWS THE DOLLS ARE TRYING TO TELL HER SOMETHING--BUT SHE'S TERRIFIED TO FIND OUT WHAT. COULD THEIR MOVEMENTS BE CONNECTED TO THE UNSOLVED MYSTERIES THAT HAPPENED YEARS BEFORE?