It's a new house and a new world for Lissa as she and her father move into a trailer on the grounds of the old Willis place. How fortunate that there are other children nearby to play with. But where do Diana and Georgie live? All of the children are struggling, and the suspense builds until the moment when Lissa learns the awful truth ....
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
216 pages 978-0618897414 Ages 11-13
Keywords: mystery, new house, father/daughter, friends, ghost story, secrets, supernatural, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old
From master storyteller Mary Downing Hahn, a chilling ghost story rich in secrets and surprises, in the tradition of her most successful spine-tingling novels.
Mary Downing Hahn weaves a tale of two children who live near a decaying Victorian mansion, bound to the place by a mysterious set of rules. Only by connecting with the new girl who moves into the old Willis place can Diana and little brother George be free—but making contact with this girl would be a violation of the rules. The pursuit of friendship is at the heart of this haunting novel, and brilliant plot twists make The Old Willis Place an irresistible page turner.---from the publisher