So I decided to take a short break from zombies and instead find a good haunted house story. Moorehead Manor caught my eye because of the creepy picture on the front.
The story involves three teens on their way home after baseball practice, Emily, her brother Adam and his best friend Jimmy. Messing about on the way near the woods, Jimmy’s prize baseball accidentally gets hit into an old abandoned house. Not wanting to leave it he runs in after it and the others follow. They find themselves trapped inside the home with a violent spirit who has a horrible past. They scramble to get out of the house as quickly as they can before the spirit claims them forever. They meet two ghosts one lost in unhappiness and despair and the other a violent, nasty ghost determined to kill them. They are shown various scenes from the houses history that helps them to decide who the terrifying ghost is and actually this helps them in the end.
The story was good and at the beginning I was shouting ‘no just leave it! Don’t go in there!’ I knew something bad was going to happen, but as always the characters didn’t listen and they went into the creepy house.
The storyline was really well thought out with a sad, creepy, violent history and the end has a twist that will shock!
I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good ghost story. It is also tailored to a YA audience.
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Available formats: ebook and paperback (50 pages)
Published: February 2013
Target audience: Young adult
Read: January 2015
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