- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Publisher: Clarion Books (September 6, 2010)
When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived since her parents' death.
But Florence doesn't expect the ghost of her cousin Sophia, who haunts the cavernous rooms and dimly lit hallways of Crutchfield and concocts a plan to use Florence to help her achieve her murderous goals. Will Florence be able to convince the others in the household of the imminent danger and stop Sophia before it's too late?
Spooky! I can say that 9-12 is a good age range for this book. I can't see it giving nightmares by all means but it will give a good spook. Sophia is a ghost to reckon with. She is making a stance for what she wants and will not be rid of easily. James is a wimpy kid who was dealt some bad cards. I was glad to see that he was able to build up enough courage to do what was necessary. For being a younger age range book I was really impressed, with how short the book was you felt as though you knew the characters.
I was glad to have gotten the chance to read this one. I plan on adding this one to my sons book box. So if you know any young readers or are a young reader this is a great read!
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