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Dizzy Miss Lizzie

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Thirteen-year-old Kasey Madrid finally has the freedom she's always wanted. Instead of putting up with sitters or camps, she can spend the summer home alone in their 'new' house. Never mind that the house is a creepy old place built in the nineteenth century. The creep factor skyrockets when Kasey meets a nineteenth-century girl named Lizzie Bellows in the basement. It tak ...more
Paperback, 2, 168 pages
Published November 22nd 2014 by Writers AMuse Me Publishing (first published March 6th 2012)
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NOTE: The author graciously gave me a copy of this book and asked me to write a review.

Put a kid and an old house together, especially a precocious 13-year-old like Kasey Madrid, with a good bit of time on her hands over summer vacation, and a century-old house whose original inhabitants died under rather mysterious circumstances, and you've got a mystery or a ghost story just waiting to happen. And that's precisely what readers of R.M. Clark's entertaining middle-school story Dizzy Miss Lizzie
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Angie
Nov 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Synopsis: "Thirteen-year-old Kasey Madrid finally has the freedom she's always wanted. Instead of putting up with sitters or camps, she can spend the summer home alone in their 'new' house. Never mind that the house is a creepy old place built in the nineteenth century. The creep factor skyrockets when Kasey meets a nineteenth-century girl named Lizzie Bellows in the basement. It takes some time for Lizzie to convince Kasey she's not a ghost, though neither girl understands why they can see each ...more
Eric Dunn
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first heard from Mr. Clark about this book I was unsure about whether or not it was something I would enjoy. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by what I read. Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a very well written book. The characters are fun to follow and easy to relate with. Kasey is your typical inquisitive 13 year old and Paula plays the perfect role of best friend.


When the book first started I was kind of confused about where the plot was going and what the point of the book was. It d
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Cyndy Aleo
R.M. Clark's debut middle grade novel, Dizzy Miss Lizzie features a 13-year-old heroine, Kasey Madrid, who moves to a new house with her father and stepmother only to discover what appears to be a ghost in her basement: a 19th-century girl named Elizabeth Bellows who was alleged to have committed a heinous crime. Kasey makes friends with Lizzie while researching Lizzie's story, and soon discovers, along with one of her friends, that there may be more to Lizzie's story than people have though ...more
Jessica Bronder
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kasey’s family has just moved into a new house. She is not really that impressed until she learns that a young girl lived in the same house years earlier and that she killed her parents in a fire. When she meets Lizzy in her basement, Kasey thinks that there has to be more to the story and starts researching it.

But there is more than just ghosts of a girl accused of murdering her parents, there is a curse and a terrible family history that is going to make Kasey fight harder to expose the truth
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Dawn
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a middle grade mystery about a family that moves into an old house and Kasey, the 13 year old girl, find another 13 year old living in a secret room in the basement. This girl, Lizzie, lives in the 1800s, though. Kasey and Lizzie become friends quickly.

That’s just the beginning! Kasey and her best friend, Paula, investigate to find out more about Lizzie. There’s also a cane that seems to be important in helping them t
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Tina Moss
Jan 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun read. I liked the mystery surrounding Lizzie Bellows, and taking the ride with Kasey as she discovered the secrets. I also admired the amount of detail given to preserving the historical aspects - the clothes, scenery, transportation, etc of the Lizzie time period. It reminds me of the "Now and Then" film with the teenage girls solving the town mystery. My only complaint is that I wanted more of Lizzie. Her story can be another novel all on its own. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed it! ...more
Colby Marshall
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Not my usual genre, but it was a fun jaunt. Clark has penned a tale enjoyable by all ages about what happens when present day Kristen finds another girl from the 1900's, Lizzie, living in her basement. And though Lizzie isn't a ghost, her life is rife with secrets. Some of those secrets extend to Kasey herself, and it's up to her to find a way into Lizzie's world to clear her new (or old, as the case may be) friend's name. A smooth, easy read that is just enough fun, whimsy, suspense, and myster ...more
Maer
Oct 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a delightful read. I would have adored this when I was in middle grade and I was thoroughly entertained, even as an adult. Kasey is an engaging heroine, who is an excellent role model. The story was intriguing, with the mystery element nice and strong. It reminded me how much I once adored Nancy Drew. But Kasey is a girl of our times and she and her best friend are both engaging and modern. The relationships were realistic, the characters, fun and the mystery plausible. I lo ...more
Tiffany York
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I read it to my 10-year-old son at night (sometimes he prefers me reading to him) and we both really enjoyed it. The author created an authentic life of a young girl, made all the more realistic by the wonderful friendship between Kasey and Paula. There was enough suspense and mystery to keep us interested, and the touches of history were just enough. We looked forward to reading this book each night to see what would happen next.
Cordelia Dinsmore
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It had good historical and multicultural elements, along with the paranormal, mystery genre. The author did a great job of showing us a glimpse into the life of Victorian life, and simultaneously gave authentic voices to modern-day teenage girls. It was a very good mix of elements that made a delightful read.
Monica H at The Readathon
This was a fun book! It was a fast, easy read and is great for younger readers because it is clean! You may read my full review at: www.the-readathon.blogspot.com ...more
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