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Still Water

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken in by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary. But all is not as it seems. Mary resents and bullies Rosie, and Mrs Taylor is hiding a dark secret. When Rosie comes across a strange girl swimming in a local pond, she hopes they will become friends. But instead her appearance leads to a horrifying revelation that wil ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 15th 2018 by Barrington Stoke LTD
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Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-to-read
A good little read for 11+ starting their journey into ghost stories.
Mar 08, 2020 rated it liked it
I read this book as a bet since my younger cousin didn’t believe I could read it in a day. Poor child had no idea I could read fast. All 112 pages were read in under thirty minutes. She then quizzes me and reluctantly agreed I was a good reader.

The book was a nice short read, especially if you want something simple and a tad creepy. Excellent if you want to pick up more horror and want to ease into the genre.

The story was simplistic, but it kept me hooked and if I was younger, I’m sure I would
Oct 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-books
Really enjoyed the first half of the book. However the second half just seemed to drag.


When Mary's mother was killed what happened to Mary? Rosie returned back to London with her mother but the story didnt conclude where she went? Would of been interesting to send Mary to London with Rosie and her mother.
Rachel Martin
Really disappointing! Flakey. Not smooth or flowing. Babyish.
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not the greatest book ever, but I found the edge of horror gripping me!!
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
It was an okay read. Felt like like the short paragraphing with double lined spacing just padded the thickness out. I'm sure my daughter will like it though ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it
how is this a children’s book lol
Hils Ann
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great short story by the master of children's/YA horror. Priestley is always phenomenal when it comes to spooky twists and this creepy little book is classic Priestley. Perfect reading for October/Halloween ...more
Nic (nicsbooks)
Dec 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Classic and creepy.
Megan Walker
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Katia Temple
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was ok
A little sad but good ending
chloe brown
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Very eerie and a really good quick read, it has you gripped from the start and a really easy book to read !
Aaisha Aramish
Sep 21, 2020 rated it liked it
I wish I'd had the opportunity to read something so morbid when I was younger 😂😂 would've given me nightmares for years ...more
Charlotte Wilson
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good starter horror for youngsters.
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His father was in the army and so he moved around a lot as a child and lived in Wales. He was an avid reader of American comics as a child, and when he was eight or nine, and living in Gibraltar, he won a prize in a newspaper story-writing competition. He decided then “that my ambition was to write and illustrate my own book”.
He spent his teens in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before moving to Manchester,

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