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UNSOLVED: One specific book > 80s Children's book set in Weston-Super-Mare [seaside town in England]. Supernatural themes.

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message 1: by Monica (new)

Monica Help! This is all I can remember:

The protagonist was spending the summer in Weston-Super-Mare
I think he was a young boy whose parents had recently divorced
He was quite angry
Think he became friends with a girl
There was a big House involved. The kids could see a ghost in one of the windows of this big house
I think the ghost of a girl in a coma was trying to possess the body of the young boy.

I may be mixing up two different books. My memory is really hazy.


message 2: by Kris (new)

Kris | 36076 comments Mod
Monica, I moved your request to the Unsolved folder because you're looking for a specific book.

Is this a chapter book, not a picture book (often 32-48 pages)?


message 3: by Monica (new)

Monica Thanks Kris!

This is a middle-grade (8-12yr) book I think or maybe even young adult. Definitely not a picture book.


message 4: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40227 comments Mod
Weston-Super-Mare is "a seaside resort in Somerset, England, on the Bristol Channel," for those who don't know.


message 5: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40227 comments Mod
Monica, are you still looking for this or did you find it?


message 6: by Monica (new)

Monica Still haven't found it! It pops into my head every now and again to annoy me. I would love to re-read it. Surprised it doesn't come up when I Google search the terms children's book and Weston-Super-Mare.


message 7: by Kris (new)

Kris | 36076 comments Mod
Is there time travel (e.g., The Ghosts by Antonia Barber)?

Around what year did you read this book?

I added "[seaside town in England]" to your topic header/title. Feel free to update it using the small "edit" link after the header - uisng the full desktop website (not the mobile website or app).


message 8: by Blue (new)

Blue | 830 comments You would think there wouldn't be too many books set there.

Do you remember the author being male or female at all?

A cover picture at all?


message 9: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 21053 comments Are you positive the MC was a boy?

When in the '80s did you read it?


message 10: by Andria (new)

Andria (airdna) | 2503 comments Mod
Maybe someone who works in a bookstore there would know it. Here's the email to Waterstones in Weston-Super-Mare: westonsupermare@waterstones.com


message 11: by Blue (new)

Blue | 830 comments bump


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