A gripping and highly successful horror story with a haunting atmosphere.
By Ciera Burch ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 5, 2023
Micah must find a way to break the hold that the old, haunted Victorian house has over her and her family. She has grown up living with her grandfather and now she and her mother are getting ready to move away. As she rides her bike around town to avoid packing, she notices the decrepit Finch House, which has a dark history. Despite her grandfather’s warnings, she is drawn to the house and discovers that it has been renovated and a boy named Theo and his family have moved in.
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When her grandfather goes missing, Micah’s intuition leads her back to Finch House. She is faced with a difficult decision: keep her promise to stay away or search the house for her grandfather. When she enters, she finds out that the house is haunted and she is trapped. This story is more than a ghost story; it is a tale of local disappearances, family secrets, and trauma. As Micah attempts to free herself from the house’s grasp, readers will be captivated. Micah and Poppop are Black and Theo is cued white.
Pub Date: Sept. 5, 2023
Page Count: 208
Review Posted Online: June 21, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2023