Sunday, June 22, 2014

House of Secrets

By: Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini

Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor are struggling with life after their father lost his job as a
doctor.  Things aren't as easy, and they see the stress their parents have to face.  And, they have to move.  The kids know it will be to a crummy little house, but suddenly their realtor shows them an amazing house!  It is a large old home with plenty of room, but it feels a little creepy.  Before they can even spend their first night, a witch arrives, kidnaps their parents, and sends the house spinning into another world.  Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor now have to fend for themselves and try to rescue their parents.

Mrs. Senechal says:
This book definitely kept me in suspense!  Sometimes it reminded me of "Inkheart" - being transported into the world of a book.  I liked the variety of characters and all the creative ways the three children figured out how to win out over the bad guys.  This is a darker fantasy with evil and scary villains - I would recommend it for older readers.

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