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Wait Till Helen Comes (A Ghost Story)
Heather is such a whiny little brat. Always getting Michael and me into trouble. But since our mother married her father, we're stuck with her...our "poor stepsister" who lost her real mother in a mysterious fire.
But now something terrible has happened. Heather has found a new friend, out in the graveyard behind our home -- a girl named Helen who died wi...more
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Michaeal & Molly have to move to an old church (now a house) with their mom and new stepfather. They are not happy at ALL & will miss all of their friends! Unfourtunatly Molly has to share a room with her new step sister, Heather! She is really rude & creepy. One day Heather wanders off to the graveyard behind the house. She soon creepily comes attached to this one grave in particular. Then one day Heat ...more
As a child, I found this book terrifying. I remember reading it in bed at night with chills, even though I knew exactly what happened after the first time through.
As an adult, I found the book sort of annoying. The parents act like selfish fools (I would never forgive a stepparent who asked me what kind of little monster I was, for example), and the little girl at the c ...more
BUT...I remember my love for little gems such as Wait Till Helen Comes. Don't you love ghost stories? I love a ghost story. I love getting a little thrill from being afraid of what may or may not be lurking around the corner or in the dark. Not because I believe in ghosts, mind you. I sort of really scoff at the idea. Most ...more
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Year: 2008 Pages: 184
Intended Audience: anyone who loves ghost stories
Main Issue: A little girl brings up a ghost from the grave.
Setting: The sitting at the old church just adds to the creepiness of the story
Description: Molly - 12 years old, oldest child; Michael - 10 years old, loves the outdoors; Heather - 7 years old, has psychopathic problems.
Summary: A family moved into the country in an old church with a graveyard in the backyard. One ...more
I really liked this book for the most part. The writing was great and the plot was pretty good for the most part. At first it's pretty boring but in the last quarter of it i ...more
re-read: december 3rd, 2011:
i forgot how much i hate heather in this book. yes, it's written in first-person from molly's POV, so, of course, we're supposed to hate heather, but dang! that girl is a witch!
and what's with parents marrying people that their children don't get along with? this plot point probably nagged me as a kid, but now, as a ...more
what it's about: a girl and her new younger stepsister move to the countryside, and they fight all the time. the younger stepsister is suddenly drawn in by a tombstone in the graveyard next to their house; the initials on the tombstone matches the little girl's. (sorry, I don't remember what the initials were!)
and so the story continues on as the stepsister uses her ghost friend for REVEN ...more
Have you ever seen little kids speaking to themselves or talking to somthing it might be a GHOST then you should read this book it is scary lol. the genre of this book is suspance.I think this book is great it has a lot of detail of the setting and plot.It also shows you alot of the charactors back stories.
The setting of this book is in achurch that a family bought tthe people who used to live by the house has died in a fire.Heather is a little girl who causes trouble to her b ...more
Never do I use reviews to tell you about books, something that could spoil or something you can see already a few clicks away, so let's get to it:
The characters: whiny, annoying, flat. I can understand these in the stepsister. Hahn does a great job in making me hate this little g ...more
Helen is a lonely ghost that Heather can see. Helen & Heather end up getting attached to each other.
They become BEST FRIENDS & Molly knows about it. Mollys mother knows that she hates Heather so her mom tells ...more
It's still a decent Halloween read though.
So I finished the book last night and I was not a fan. The young girl shows sociopath tendencies throughout the book without any sort of empathy whatesoever for anyone and by the end she is living happily with her blended family? Huh? I realize its a childrens book which explains the happily ever after ending but the young girl scared me and reminded me o ...more
I see such a thread through Hahn's novels: loss, grief, redemption, forgiveness...All her characters are struggling in some way to find a balance that has been taken from them through divorce or death. She explores for young kids what that would feel like. If we read to know we're not alone, as I believe, she allows youngsters who are dealing with los ...more
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