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The Haunting by Margaret Mahy
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Aug 14, 2012

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A real solid Y.A. book. It has some really great things about it, but in the end I was a little bit disappointed that it didn't have a bit more of an edge. The writing is good, the characters very engaging (this is the best part of it actually), but it did seem a bit predictable at the end. And though I have nothing wrong with a happy ending, I like to feel like the tension has been resolved in not-quite perfect way. Didn't really get there for me.

However there are some real highlights to this book. In particular the young writer character of Tabitha. And the actual descriptions of being haunted, something that I imagine is pretty hard to do, was very strong.

I would give this to any young person who is really getting into reading.

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