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Spyhole Secrets

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Hallie Meredith is angry at God and feeling sorry for herself. Her beloved father died in a car accident, and her whole life has turned upside down. Her mother has had to find a job, and they’ve moved to a cramped apartment in an old mansion, away from Hallie’s old friends and her school. Looking for somewhere–anywhere–to hide from her lousy life, Hallie discovers the old...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 6th 2009 by Yearling (first published 2001)
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Hallie’s life has been turned upside down. The trauma of her father’s death leads to having to sell their home, begining junior high at a new school, and adopting out her pets. Hallie is angry and withdrawn. One afternoon while looking for a hiding place, she goes to the forbidden attic room and peeks though a small hole in a boarded over window. She sees the living room of an apartment in the next building. Hallie becomes obsessed with watching the lives of the family through the spy hole.
Not among her best. Still think Gib Rides Home and the Below the Root trilogy win that prize.
Kathryn McCary
Sooner or later every writer starts coasting on technique. Snyder was definitely at that stage when she wrote this one. We've seen it all before--the secret in the attic, the single parent and troubled child, the weird, smart little kid, even the old mansion. This one is all form and no content
ThisIsMyName Abby
This book left me hungry for more!! What happened when Zachary called her on Monday!? Does she visit? Does she ever meet Tiffany?? Does she ever tell Zachary about the spyhole! AGH TELL ME MORE!!!!

Somehow I found myself liking Zachary's character. Thinking he's a witch doctor! Hahahaha
Jun 08, 2011 Christy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
Fun idea. Girl sees the condo across the way from a hole in her attic. She becomes involved in their lives.
While not the best of her books, its an interesting perspective on grief and children.
I tried this on audio but it was so slow-going I gave up on it!
i already worte a book report for this book
Beka P
some of it was strange, but i still liked it!!
Krys Nicole
This book was weird
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The recipient of three Newbery Honor Book awards for "The Egypt Game", "The Headless Cupid" and "The Witches of Worm", Zilpha Keatley Snyder has been writing books for children since 1964 when her first book, "A Season of Ponies", was published. Since that time she has completed 43 books, mostly for children aged 9 to 13, but also including two books for young adults, four picture books for younge...more
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