One for Sorrow

One for Sorrow

A Ghost Story

Book - 2017
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When unlikeable Elsie dies in the influenza pandemic of 1918, she comes back to haunt Annie to make sure she'll be Annie's best--and only--friend soon.
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
ISBN: 9780544818095
Branch Call Number: J HAH
Characteristics: 304 pages


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VaughanPLDonnalee Mar 13, 2018

Mary Downing Hahn has a gift for writing genuinely creepy and spooky ghost stories for children. Yes, this one is yet another truly dark and eerie ghost story. I liked the 1918 setting and how the flu epidemic was woven into the story. The book was certainly suspenseful and a good page-turner. The book also looks at important issues like bullying and peer pressure. I wish, however, that both the protagonist and the horrible ghost who tormented her had both achieved a little more insight by the end of the story into their own behaviour and how they had both contributed to their problems. It was a good book and a good read, but with a little more character development it could have been even better.

multcolib_susannel Sep 23, 2017

Annie makes a big mistake when she decides not to be Elsie's best friend- now Elsie won't leave her alone- even though she's dead.

cmlibrary_rkimray Aug 14, 2017

Mary Downing Hahn is a master of ghost stories, and this fast-paced historical haunting doesn't disappoint! The main characters are believable, the descriptions of the bullying ghost are perfectly creepy, and the ending is unique and satisfying. This book is Guided Reading Level P, Lexile 660, Accelerated Reader 3.7.

Jul 27, 2017

This book is really good and I was hooked from the start. It doesn't have any swear words or gore but it's still scary. I finished it in four days.

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cmlibrary_rkimray Aug 14, 2017

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10


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