Just the right amount of creepy
Crafting a ghost story for kids can be tough. Too scary, and parents will be ripping it out of their child's hands for fear of nightmares. Not scary enough, and kids won't be interested. Jane Kelley, however, gets it just right in her novel The Girl Behind the Glass.
Told in a lyrical style reminiscent of Kathi Appelt's The Underneath, the ghostly narrator is thrilled when twins Anna and Hannah move into the house on Hemlock Road. While Anna begins to make new friends and adjust to her new surroundings, Hannah can't stop feeling like something is wrong in the house -- and she's right. A spirit is trying to reach out to Hannah and make her understand why she is so angry. Can Hannah help her, or will she become the ghost's next victim? Find out in this satisfying supernatural read.