In The Whispering House, not long after they move in, Hannah Price begins to discover dark secrets about the house, other than the fact that it just looks creepy.
In The Whispering House, not long after they move in, Hannah Price begins to discover dark secrets about the house, other than the fact that it just looks creepy. It all starts when Hannah finds an old book of fairy tales that belonged to a previous occupant of the house, Maisie Holt. Then, Hannah discovers a very old doll that has mysterious bruise looking marks all over its body. The doll also seems to have a different appearance than it did at first. Someone had glued on different colored hair, and painted the eyes brown. The doll makes Hannah a little nervous at first, though she wasn’t sure why. A few days later, Hannah discovers that Maisie Holt had died at the age 11. Everyone tells Hannah that lots of children died at a young age a long time ago (Maisie had lived about 140 years ago). Hannah however, doesn’t believe that Maisie’s death was not out of the ordinary. When Hannah draws a portrait of Maisie, things begin to look even worse. Odd messages appear to Hannah, and it seems as though Maisie is the one who is leaving them. If Hannah doesn’t figure out how to solve the mystery soon, it looks like Maisie may never leave! Is it the simple solution of helping the ghost rest in peace, or is it more?
Rebecca Wade, the author of The Whispering House, creates a mysterious and spooky feeling in this book. I would recommend this book for ages 10+, because the text is a bit more challenging. Other than that, I would compliment Rebecca Wade for great description, and a great feel to the book. I could definitely understand each characters thoughts and feelings. A+ to The Whispering House!