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The Shadow Garden

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  90 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Inspired by the classic ghost stories of M.R. James, The Shadow Garden is a chilling and compelling tale by critically acclaimed author, Andrew Matthews.

Matty Brand can see the spirits of the dead, and when she moves to Tagram House with her mother, her psychic powers reveal that two murdered children haunt the house. Matty soon becomes involved in untangling the mystery
Paperback, 197 pages
Published October 28th 2005 by Usborne Publishing Ltd
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Aug 31, 2013 Bec rated it really liked it
my parents brought me this book when I was 12 but I never had the guts to read it until now. the house I grew up in was quite a large 2 storey house that, like this book, "talked to itself during the night" and reading it now im glad I hadnt when I was younger or I would have had nightmares. I really enjoyed this book. it is more of a young teens book that grips you and scares you throughout but has a lovely, happy ending. definatly a good read but more for the younger crowd!
Jul 16, 2015 LoveezaUsman rated it it was amazing
I read this book when I was I guess 12 or 11 it has a really catchy/gripping plot and keeps your spine straight by the sudden happenings. When I read it we had a double storied house and I was the only one who had a separate room upstairs and I use to sit in my room late night, with my head nearly inside the book and the light of my bedside lamp creeping behind me but I can proudly say that I enjoyed this book very much! And yes I did scare me for nearly a week (every time I slept I thought I co ...more
Apr 26, 2014 TammyReads rated it liked it
This was an great book! It involved me and I felt really close to the characters. I couldn't relate to the story but I loved this storyline and the concept. Therefore I gave this book 3 stars!
Hilary Tesh
Sep 03, 2015 Hilary Tesh rated it really liked it
A cleverly written ghost story with a gothic atmosphere - great descriptive language.
Jess Cattanach
This was a pretty average book. It's a fun little ghost story with a lovely setting of a big old house with a rose garden and a mysterious history. The characters are diverse enough in their personalities to make them interesting, and though the ending happens rather suddenly it feels like it happened at about the right time. At about 200 pages, I think it is worth reading.
Hazel Lawrence
Oct 17, 2015 Hazel Lawrence rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
I. Freaking. Love. This. Book!

I think i must have read it about 5 times now? I just can't get enough of it! Even though Catherine was one of the most Annoying characters I have ever read about but that's okay
Lost Hearts is one of my favorite M.R. James' stories. Unfortunately, this was not a great retelling.
Jul 19, 2009 Majella rated it it was amazing
this book is one of the best books i have read, great story line, definately a catching one.
Sep 04, 2012 Alison rated it really liked it
It was good, but a little simplistic compared to other books in this age range and genre
Petra Be
Mar 23, 2015 Petra Be rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, horror, ghost
A nice, simple story, interesting characters. However, scary only for kids.
Dec 23, 2007 Liv rated it it was amazing
an amazingly good book based on 'lost hearts' by M.R. James. Really capturing
Oct 22, 2009 Hannah rated it it was amazing
I love this book!
It sends shivers down ur spine, super creeeepy...
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