Eerie. Ominous. Spooky. Creepy. Got the idea?
Life was pretty good for Daniel and his little sister, Erica. They lived a life of privilege in Connecticut until Dad lost his executive job. Now his parents are moving the family to a run-down house in the backwoods of West Virginia.
It's bad enough the house is falling apart and they have no friends but now his sister is getting weird. Everyone in town likes to tell them about the girl who disappeared from their house and about the old witch with her monster, Bloody Bones.
It's all just talk, right? Trying to scare us right?
Then, Erica is gone.
272 pages 978-0544551534 Ages 9-13
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
“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 But Daniel’s seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll.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”?---from the publisher