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A dark family secret prompts a ghost to wreak havoc in this spooky novel in the spirit of Mary Downing Hahn.
The only life 12-year-old Emily has ever known is the cold, unloved existence of being an orphan. But everything changes when the Thorntons, a young couple from London, adopt Emily, whisking her away to a new life at their grand estate.

At first, life at Blackthorn
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Scholastic Press
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Caryn - iam.caryn
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I might be aging myself here... but does anyone remember the show Are You Afraid of the Dark?

You know how some of those episodes were truly excellent and creepy and full on eyes bugging out of your head terrifying?

Well that’s what this book was like. It’s like one of those great episodes that has spent the last 20+ years occasionally floating across your brain and making you shiver.

A truly fun and exciting middle grade ghost story.
Aleisa
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grades
Loved it! I scare easy and hate the horror genre but have found a fondness for the middle grade version of the genre. This was another fun story. Not TOO scary and creepy for, you know, an adult but just enough to keep me thoroughly engrossed. Well okay, maybe a little scared and creeped out.
Jessica Harrison
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Wait Till Helen Comes.

The Doll in the Garden.

These are books of my childhood. In fact, I don’t know any of my contemporaries who don’t remember these reads from Mary Downing Hahn.

Lindsey Duga’s The Haunting takes me right back to my childhood, curled under a blanket with a flashlight and squeezing a stuffed animal.

The Haunting stars 12-year-old Emily, an orphan who has never known anything other than cold loneliness. Emily has no hope of advancing past her current condition, she’s just too old,
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Lisa Jeffcoat
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is suspenseful allowing the reader to quickly turn the pages. My 4th and 5th graders will love this as the ending may not be predictable to them! They love surprises!
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Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Purely a ghost story. No horror. Think kids will like it.
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Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.

Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest
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