The haunted /

by Vega, Danielle [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Razorbill, [2019]Description: 255 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780451481467; 0451481461.Subject(s): Haunted houses -- Juvenile fiction | Ghost stories | Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Dating (Social customs) -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- New York (State) -- Juvenile fiction | Psychological abuse -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | New York (State) -- Juvenile fictionSummary: To evade her manipulative ex-boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Hendricks' family moves to small-town New York, where she joins the popular crowd, but only her outcast neighbor, Eddie, can help chase vindictive ghosts from her new house.
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Hendricks Becker-O'Malley is new in town, and she's bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn't think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her in terms of excitement. She plans on laying low, but when she's suddenly welcomed into the popular crowd at school, things don't go as expected. Hendricks learns from her new friends that the fixer-upper her parents are so excited about is notorious in town. Local legend says it's haunted. Hendricks doesn't believe it . . . until she starts hearing voices late at night. Until doors start locking on their own. Until her baby brother is rushed to the hospital-hurt by someone or something inside the house. With help from the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take down the ghosts . . . if they don't take her first.

To evade her manipulative ex-boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Hendricks' family moves to small-town New York, where she joins the popular crowd, but only her outcast neighbor, Eddie, can help chase vindictive ghosts from her new house.

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Haunted by a bad experience with her ex-boyfriend, Hendricks Becker-O'Malley suffers from PTSD. To help her start over, her family moves to Drearfield, NY. She quickly makes friends and even starts developing a crush or two. Much to her chagrin, however, Becker discovers Steele House, the fixer-upper her parents bought, is a local legend. People say the house is haunted by a murderous, vengeful ghost. When things fall off shelves without explanation and Hendricks starts seeing things that aren't there and hearing maniacal laughter, she wonders if the house is haunted or if it's her PTSD. Narrator Holly Linneman's character voices are easy to distinguish. The story is slightly predictable, but the characters are likable, well-developed, and sympathetic. VERDICT Readers who like Mary Downing Hahn, ghost stories, and horror fiction will enjoy this listen. Recommend for libraries where supernatural fiction is in demand.--Kira Moody, Salt Lake Cty. Lib. Services

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