Thursday, September 10, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn


“Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.” Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn't believe Brody Mason's crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster's Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody's probably just trying to scare him since he's the new kid . . . a “stuck-up snot” from Connecticut. But Daniel's seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been “took”?

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 10 months


Old Auntie is ready for a new servant, so when a new family moves in to the old Este's home, the legend of Old Auntie and Bloody Bones suddenly starts coming true. Daniel's sister, Erica, and her doll, Little Erica, have been hearing things since moving in to the new house. Could it be Old Auntie coming for them? When Little Erica gets "took" that's when things start getting bad. 

My favorite part of this book is every single thing, from its spine-tingling descriptions to it's wonderful scary plot. 

I have read a lot of this author's books and every single time, I feel that her books get more exciting and intriguing. Mary Downing Hahn never disappoints me when I need a good scare. 

I recommend this book to those needing a good haunting! 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 and up. 

This book's publishing date is September 15, 2015. (Charity, the mom's birthday!!)