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Whispers in the Graveyard

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Solomon is full of anger: with his teachers, with his parents, with himself. He cannot bear to be at school or at home, so he hides in a corner of the kirkyard. When the spirit of a witch is released, Solomon is the only person who can fight it.
Paperback, 169 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Mammoth (first published 1994)
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Jenni
Oct 14, 2007 Jenni rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: horror
To be honest I didn't know which shelf to put this on. We had to read it in Middle School. It's a faint attempt at a horror novel, but to be honest it just ended up being a twitching mess. I didn't like it at all.
Gail Thompson
This book was OK, but not as good as I expected. I loved her other novel, The Inquisition, but this was not as gripping. Having said that, there are some great images and lovely descriptive phrasing. This book is aimed at younger children as well (maybe 10-13). The children in the year 8 class I read it with seem to really like it.
Crystal
This is a nice "scary" book that isn't too scary for elementary. That's a tricky thing to do. I keep looking for those since we have lots of elementary students that want scary books.
Ishbel
Jul 13, 2014 Ishbel rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Ishbel by: school
DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IF BOOK.

Ok, so I have to say that I really didn't like this book. At all. I thought that it was just weird. I mean, yes, it's meant to be fiction and fantasy and stuff, but I just thought it wasn't at all believable (even the 'normal' bits!) the whole book was filled with weird moments and I couldn't relate to any characters, they were so distant and, I hate to repeat myself but, weird. I thought the story idea was OK but it might be the author's writi...more
Skye Glover
When I read it at school, I though it was a amazing book which made my heart beat. I don't want to give anything away but... There is a 12 yr old boy named Solomon who has Dyslexia (That's all I'm saying). Anyway, I thought it was a really good book which puts lots pictures to mind and leaves you on many cliff-hangers.

See Ya All Lat3r with another book review :) Skye out x
Fatima Mahate
This book was rather boring. I read it in school and had to drag myself to finish it.
Maudy Sammut
The underlying story is great about this kid with dyslexia.........but i dont think the book was very scary; it seemed unreal somehow but since this is juvenile fiction, maybe in the eyes of the young, it is scary
Hollie
Oct 10, 2007 Hollie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 11-14 year olds
Another book i'm reading for uni.
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Theresa Breslin was born and brought up in Kirkintilloch, a small town in central Scotland. She is the recipient of the Carnegie Medal, Britain's most prestigious children's book award, for Whispers in the Graveyard, and her books for young people receive critical acclaim and appear regularly on children's book award short lists in the United Kingdom. A longtime librarian, Breslin was awarded life...more
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