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Haunted Sister

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  380 ratings  ·  49 reviews
How can you have a ghost story without a ghost? What if the ghost is only in your head? How would you know that you aren't losing your mind?

By medical standards, sixteen-year-old Janine Palmer dies on the day of her automobile accident. When her spirit travels to the "other side," however, she is told that it isn't her time to die, and is sent back to live out her life. W
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published 1998)
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Violet Soria
Well I read this book last summer and I loved it! One of the best books I ever read and one of the first books I ever finished. The reason I loved this book is because it is about this girl and she has a twin sister and this twin sister turns out to be dead. The sister just lives her life though. She never really remembered her sister. So one day at school her boyfriend tell her lets go to the beach and what I recall is it was raining. So the girl says yes anyway. They go out and they end up bei ...more
Kayson Sturge
The author’s purpose for writing this book I believe was to entertain the readers, and to also let the readers know that there are ghost and that there is another life after the one we live now. This book, I think would have an impact on the reader because at the end of the book you just get that big surprise, which you never expected. You’re just like “WOW, are you serious”? But, I don’t think it will have a lasting value on the reader. For example, I just wonder now can this really all happen ...more
Michelle
This book was interesting. While I figured out the ending, not the why it happened. I wasn't sure if I agreed with the actions of the parents or if I think a four year old would react as she did; although, it was a very traumatic event. I thought it could have explored the issue of good verses bad. It seemed to say that risk-taking is bad; I disagree. I also disagree that Lenore would have acted so rebelliously as a teen because she was a little adventurous as a child. I have had kids and think ...more
Anne Hawn Smith
This is a short, but interesting book for YA-Juvenile. Janine is in a terrible accident in which she receives a severe concussion and dies on the operating table. She goes into a nebulous state in which she sees people relatives who have died including her identical twin, Lenore, who died when she was 4. Janine is encouraged to come back to earth and when she does, she finds that her twin sister comes with her. When she wakes up, she finds that Lenore, the "bad" twin is talking to her and she wa ...more
Eva Leger
Jun 12, 2010 Eva Leger rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Eva by: myself
Shelves: b-fiction, y-a
This isn't written well. At all. I feel like this story could have been so, so much more. The story is so different from anything I've ever read. I liked the relationship between Janine and Scott. I liked Rafe's part in things. But it wasn't believable in any sense.
What Mother isn't concerned when her teenage daughter wants to be called by her dead twins name? Uh, that's not normal and I don't care what anyone says. Nope, no dead twin, no alive twin, nothing like that in my world but I can stil
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Ada
The author’s purpose for writing this book I believe was to entertain the readers, and to also let the readers know that there are ghost and that there is another life after the one we live now. This book, I think would have an impact on the reader because at the end of the book you just get that big surprise, which you never expected. You’re just like “WOW, are you serious”? But, I don’t think it will have a lasting value on the reader. For example, I just wonder now can this really all happen ...more
Cassy
Haunted Sister
Author:Lael Littke

What I learned from this book is that sometimes when things go wrong so can people.
When Jenean gets in the accident after skipping school, she ended up in the hospital. Thinking she's going crazy as she hears a voice inside her head, I discovered throughout the book that Jenean has a twin sister that died when she was four years young.
Her twin sister had died from drowning in her mothers bird bath. But it turns out That Jenean was not Jenean. She was her twin sist
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Crystal
This is a very addicting book with the most AMAZING ending ever.

This is a book about a girl named Janine who dies in a car accident. She then goes over to the 'other world' only to find out she should still live. She goes back only to find that her dead twin was now living inside her head.

Some things I had noticed throughout the book was that surprises just kept coming non-stop. It was also very addicting and descriptive and I felt as if I was there with all the characters. Overall, this was a
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Maria M. Elmvang
I have the weird experience of not actually knowing if I've read this one before. I think I have, as parts of it seemed very familiar, and it's exactly the type of book I'd have gotten out when perusing the YA shelves of the library when I was a teen, but there were too many unfamiliar things it in too, so I can't say for sure if I'm not just confusing it with one of the many similar books.

Anyway, as you can see from the rating I wasn't too impressed. It's one of those books that started out wel
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Megan
I love this book just because it is one I have read about a dozen or more times. I found this book maybe ten or more years ago in a box in our basement and fell in love with it. I haven't read it for quite some time now, but I remembered why I loved it. I have always been intrigued with the thought of two people sharing bodies, but I never thought one would be a ghost of sister's past. I wish this one would've been longer. I would've liked to have spent more time with Janine and Lenore. If you'r ...more
Lixian
I remember reading this in middle school, pretty freaking creepy, and pretty well written from my memory.
Dina Chariag
"Haunted Sister" written by Lael Littke has219 pages. This horror book is more of a creepy book, than scary. I liked the idea that her dead twin sister had invaded her body and started controlling her life. i liked the manner in which it was written, but by the end the book i felt started getting a bit repetitive and boring. Still, the book was a good book to read, it makes you feel like you'r inside their heads, viewing life from their eyes rather than just through the lines. I am curious to re ...more
Mikayla
Crazing ending
Alex Clayne
Io AMO questo libro, l'ho perso e mi sto mangiando le mani.
Non mi sarei mai aspettata he un libro del genere potesse segnarmi così nel profondo invece lo ha fatto, è stato questo libro ha mettermi la voglia di leggere sempre di più fino ad arrivare a comprare 2 libri ogni 2 settimane talmente leggo.
Ve lo consiglio, anche se molto piccolo a me ha lasciato un segno indelebile.
Lee Craig
This book had to be hard to write.The subject matter is very common to the Mystery/ Horror genera. This book was not a real good read to me. Others are way better, see Regina's Song by the late David Eddings. The twin mystical or haunted angle has been done so many times it would be hard to do a book like this well. I love Littke's other books, but this one in no way measured up to her other works.
Christene Oganov
This novel is thrilling, interesting and unexpected. This can even be read by 5th graders. It's short and amusing, and can appeal to young students.
Katie Garlock
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Hannah
i liked this book a lot, it's about a girl and her sister died when she was 4. And when the girl, Janine , gets in a car crash with her crush scott , lenore comes back to her she goes in her head in the emergency room. and learns how to work a body again.



in this book janine learns she's not who she thinks she is....................................................
Rachel
A GREAT book for reluctant readers. It is easy and sorta a "thriller." When I read it with my special education English class, the kids would always read ahead because they couldn't wait to find out what happened. One of them said, "It's like this book has crack on the pages...it's so addicting!!" This is definitely a pre-teen book, but it's a pretty good one.
Lily Contreras
this book is very odd and weird... i didnt like it every much. It was about a girl whos twin died wen they were just little girls. and later in the years of this girls life she gets in a car crash. her twins spirit get into her mind and bod. she wants to relive again because she blames her sister for her death
Sandra Strange
Janine was born a twin, but accidental drowning took her more mischievous twin, Lenore, when they were toddlers. When Janine barely survives a serious auto accident, Lenore insists on sharing her existence--or does she? High interest, positive, though a little confused in places and fairly juvenile writing.
Becky
This book was a fast read. My daughter and I read it together. It's not scary by any means so the title might be a bit misleading. It does have a few funny parts that had us chuckling together. The twist to the story isn't much of a twist at all. It wasn't anything you couldn't have already guessed.
Daniela Jannuzzi
Carino ma poco approfondito. Non scordiamo però che è un libro per ragazze giovani, quindi poco impegnativo.
ferrnywinkle jon
This book was amazing!!!! I had totally not expected it to turn out the way it did. This girl named Janine is in a car accident and when she comes back, she has here dead twin (who died a long time ago) in her head living part of her life. It's not scary, just odd and really good!
Megan Wilson
This book is fantastic! I used to read it just about every week when I was in 7th grade, I just found it again though thanks to two awesome people (once again THANK YOU to them). If you get a chance and you enjoy books like this I say definitely read it! :)
Samantha
Loved this book! It was about a girl who starts to hear her dead twin sister's voice in her head. It's really kind of creepy and strange, but I loved it. The ending throws you into a loop when you figure out the details of her sister's death.
Laqueisha Hill
I thought that the book the Hauneted Soster was a really good book. It was one of those books that make u want to keep reading to seew hat happens next. I also enjoyed it because some problems are actual problems that teenagers go through.
Mary Bronson
I thought this was a twisted, but really good book. I was hooked on it from page one. I loved the plot and characters. It was very orginial. I would have never guessed the ending of the book. Overall great book. The ending was GREAT!
JC
Sep 23, 2011 JC added it
A great young adult book that introduces a haunting story and a psychological thriller that is understandable and yet a mystery until the end. This was one of my personal favorites growing up. I definitely recommend.
Catherine
I would have given this book five stars if the main character hadn't gone to an amusement park so soon after getting out of the hospital. She had been in a coma and had a bad head injury. I liked the story line though.
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Daughter of Frank George and Ada Geneva (Petersen) Jensen; married George C. Littke (a college professor), June 29, 1954; children: Lori S. Education: Utah State University, B.S., 1952; graduate study at City College (now City University of New York), 1955-59, and University of California--Los Angeles, 1968. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Hobbie ...more
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