By Liza D.

I just finished reading the book One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn, a great example of awesome literacy. A bit scary, but a great example.

Annie Brown is the new girl at Pearce Academy. Suddenly Elsie Schneider claims Annie as her best friend. All the girls hate Elsie who claims that she is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. The first reason everyone hates Elsie is because her German dad is the enemy in this book set in World War I.

Soon Elsie dies from the deadly Spanish influenza and everyone’s glad she’s gone. But Elsie’s not done with the people who made her life miserable, including Annie. Elsie plans on tormenting them for all eternity.

I may be scared of ghosts (just a little bit), but this book turned my mind around. The author Mary used very vivid words to describe the events. I could almost feel Elsie’s hatred. I plan on reading Mary’s other ghost books which I’m sure will be bone chilling.


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