Posted in children's, horror, Literature

“Ghostlight” by Sonia Gensler

I finished reading another book and I wanted to share it with you. In this book, we follow Avery May as she explores an old house on her grandmother’s property that is reportedly haunted, even though her grandmother has forbidden her from ever stepping foot in that house. Weird things happen each time she visits and the story takes off from there (I don’t want to reveal too much and ruin the story for people who haven’t read this yet). Even though I know this is a book that is more for kids, this story is still pretty good and the characters are relatable. If you like to read to your kids or have your child read out loud to you, this will probably be a good book to do that with (if your kids like to read about haunted houses, that is).

Synopsis: Avery is looking forward to another summer at Grandma’s farm, at least until her brother says he’s too old for “Kingdom,” the imaginary world they’d spent years creating. Lucky for her, there’s a new kid staying in the cottage down the road: a city boy with a famous dad, Julian’s more than a little full of himself, but he’s also a storyteller like Avery. So when he announces his plan to film a ghost story, Avery is eager to join in.
 
Unfortunately, Julian wants to film at Hilliard House, a looming, empty mansion that Grandma has absolutely forbidden her to enter. As terrified as Avery is of Grandma’s wrath, the allure of filmmaking is impossible to resist.
 
As the kids explore the secrets of Hilliard house, eerie things begin to happen, and the “imaginary” dangers in their movie threaten to become very real. Have Avery and Julian awakened a menacing presence? Can they turn back before they go too far?

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