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Is Anybody There?

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Is anybody there?

For Marcus Mullen, being a latchkey kid is no bigdeal. Every day after school, he picks up his key from it's hiding place in the oak tree in the yard, and spends the afternoon working on his bike or cooking dinner for his mom and himself. It's been like that ever since his father died, and Marcus has never minded -- until the day his key isn't there. That'
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 15th 1990 by HarperCollins (first published 1988)
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Lj bunker
Nov 22, 2014 Lj bunker rated it liked it
This book starts out with Marcus Mullen going through his daily routines as a normal kid would do. He dose happen to be in a sorta unique situation his father has passed away so he cooks and doses other chores to help his mother. One day he comes home to find his key is not in its hiding spot. After this point in the book he has this creepy feeling about his house. Later on in the book he learns his mom is seeing a new man (Nick) at first and up until the end of the book he is unsure how he feel ...more
Jan 09, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
In my elementary school years, this was my absolute favorite book to read. If I could have stole it from the school library I would have. Being a long time mystery buff, I always loved the build-up of suspense as Marcus is trying to figure out what is going on at his house. The book also shows how a boy must become the man of the house when tragedy strikes. A great book for any kid to read!
Janet Blowers
Jan 02, 2011 Janet Blowers rated it it was ok
My youngest daughter had to read this one for her 4th grade far it seems a little scary but I am sure it will turn out ok.

Update; It did turn out ok, but still thought it was not a good choice of reading. It is not ok to to tell your parents that your key went missing and then came back....really weird.
Dec 18, 2016 Liz rated it it was amazing
Marcus, a 13-year-old boy, thinks someone is coming into their house and stealing things. This book was fascinating to me, and I'll keep it to read again later. I don't know how realistic the relationship with his mother is since he's a teenager but it was heart-warming and had lots of feel-good scenes.
Sep 09, 2008 Duane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for the beginner chapter readers who want an exciting story to keep them intrigued. Marcus is a latch-key kid and he never minded before until he starts to notice things missing and he wants to blame the new tenant upstairs who also happens to like his mom. Filled with great details and exciting story lines, you'll enjoy this story from beginning and end.
Demethius Jackson
Apr 18, 2013 Demethius Jackson rated it really liked it
I first read this in 5th grade during the early 90's and thoroughly enjoyed it this Christmas time mystery. Reading this book became one of my annual holiday traditions leading up to jr. high school, and I'd still recommend it to this day.
Mary Smith
Feb 23, 2013 Mary Smith rated it it was amazing
Read to sixth grade class
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It was amazing I couldn't stop reading it!!
It was so good I thought it was one of the very best book's I've ever read!
May 15, 2009 Krystal rated it really liked it
this is a pretty good book. you expect something to happen but then it doesn't.
Nov 21, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it
Read it in 6th grade.
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