Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
I received a free copy of Took from the publisher in return for an honest review.
Took was my first Mary Downing Hahn and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a ghost story aimed at the younger audience and is just creepy enough without it being too scary. It has the touch of a modern day Hansel and Gretel with a creepy doll thrown in for good measure.
The characters are well fleshed out and likeable and it was a fast and enjoyable read. The book has a great atmosphere and I can picture it grabbing a child's imagination very easily. It strikes me as a book that they will remember fondly when they grow up and will probably find themselves looking for the scares this created in their young minds in future horror books when they are older.
I wish books like this were more readily available when my own children were younger, it's a great introduction to the more creepy and scary side of fiction for younger readers and they would have loved it.
Definitely one I would recommend. But beware, if you venture out into the woods you may find Bloody Bones on your trail.
Reviews also posted to my blog: Scarlet's Web
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