Summer starts on three bad notes for nine-year-old Abby; her best friend leaves for vacation, their new live-in babysitter, Hannah, is as scared and timid as she is, and her aunt sends another box of clothes that won't fit and a broken music box. When the music box starts to play by itself, and Abby and Hannah both see the ghost of an angry girl, things go from boring to frightening. Abby's eleven-year-old brother David makes things worse by playing tricks on Hannah and scaring her with his pet iguana. Hannah shows surprising resilience by refusing to be run off by mysterious happenings, and Abby might even impress her brother when she confronts the ghost. Don't read this one in the dark!
Similar authors: Mary Downing Hahn
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Date read: 8/16/2011