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The Haunting
The Haunting
Author: Joan Lowery Nixon
Fifteen-year-old Lia comes from a long line of courageous women, dating back to a Civil War survivor who single-handedly saved her Louisiana plantation house, Graymoss, from destruction. But Graymoss is haunted by a terrible evil. — With clues from a diary and Favorite Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Lia, who doesn't feel as if she's inherited a...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440220084
ISBN-10: 0440220084
Publication Date: 9/12/2000
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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ladyowl avatar reviewed The Haunting on + 61 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I bought this book at a used book store not realizing it was for "young adults." However, I enjoyed the story, it was a nice little spooky ghost story. I have to disagree with the age range of 9-12 for this book. It is for a more mature reader. I would put the age for reading this book at 12 and above. There are murders, including a 16 year old who watches her grandfather shot down in cold blood by Union soldiers. The home is haunted by an evil spirit and the haunting activity would probably be too intense and scary for younger readers. Plus, a teenage boy makes sexual advances toward the 15 year old heroine.
All in all, I believe this book would be an enjoyable read for teens and adults who like ghost stories.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very scary, never going into an old house again, but so worth the time!
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