The Shevvington's are systematically driving Anya crazy. Any efforts by Christina to save her friend are evilly twisted around. How can you help someone who can't help themselves? How can you save yourself if no one believes you?
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A Scholatic book.
Christina leaves her home on Burning Fog Isle, off the Maine coast, to go to school on the mainland. She's not worried. She can handle the work. She can handle the kids who scorn "poor, hick islanders." But there's one thing she can't handle.
Christina leaves her home on Burning Fog Isle, off the Maine coast, to go to school on the mainland. She's not worried. She can handle the work. She can handle the kids who scorn "poor, hick islanders." But there's one thing she can't handle. The Evil. Something very, very dangerous is going on in the home of the principal, Mr. Shevvington, and his wife, where Christina boards with the beautiful, dreamy Anya. Anya is being driven mad before Christina's eyes. Now the fog is coming in. It is cutting them off, as if it had a life of its own, trapping Christina and Anya in the old house on the cliffs above the sea. Christina and Anya are alone with the Evil. And then, it's just Christina. . .
This is the second Cooney book that I have read, and I doubt that I read anything else by her again. The book started badly, but it did get better as I read on. However, the ending fell short, even for the first book in a series. The main character was written badly, and Cooney failed in her attempt to show the changes the character was going through. Instead she just seemed 'choppy'.
The book read below the intended age level in my opinion.
This is not a book I would recommend to someone who needs encouragement to read.