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Haunted Sister

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  414 Ratings  ·  55 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
Sep 10, 2012 Violet Soria rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 11, 2013 Kayson Sturge rated it really liked it
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
Nov 17, 2012 Michelle rated it liked it
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 it was ok
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
Jan 20, 2013 Ada rated it really liked it
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
Oct 28, 2008 Cassy rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 08, 2014 Crystal rated it it was amazing
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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So92
Oct 15, 2015 So92 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-before-2015
Inquietante. Tratta di temi molto duri (malattia, coma, morte, possessione, senso di colpa, ricerca dell’identità..), ma li affronta in maniera tale da poter essere presentati anche a un pubblico di preadolescenti.
Maria 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
Erin
May 10, 2016 Erin rated it it was amazing
I got this book from the school library in the 6th grade. I'm giving it the rating of what I would have given it back then.
Tracey Tremblay
Mar 01, 2016 Tracey Tremblay rated it it was amazing
I remember reading this book when I was in high school. I dont know how many times I checked this book out at my local library
Audra Greene
Apr 22, 2016 Audra Greene rated it it was amazing
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Keri Jean
May 20, 2016 Keri Jean rated it it was amazing
This was my faaaaavorite book growing up. I read it years ago and just thought about it the other day.
Xian Xian
Mar 09, 2015 Xian Xian rated it really liked it
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
Ia
Apr 24, 2016 Ia rated it it was amazing
È un libro stupendo
Mikayla
Feb 11, 2014 Mikayla rated it liked it
Crazing ending
Frankie
Nov 10, 2014 Frankie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 03, 2011 Lee Craig rated it it was ok
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
Jan 12, 2014 Christene Oganov rated it really liked it
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
Feb 01, 2009 Katie Garlock rated it it was amazing
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Hannah
Feb 06, 2012 Hannah rated it really liked it
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
Jul 16, 2009 Rachel rated it really liked it
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
Feb 13, 2010 Lily Contreras rated it it was ok
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
Sep 03, 2009 Sandra Strange rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
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
Sep 24, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it
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
Apr 05, 2009 ferrnywinkle jon rated it it was amazing
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!
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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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