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Book Review for The House on The Gulf

Bran was always so good, so why was he acting so strange and sneaky now?" This thought runs through Britt's mind in The House on the Gulf by Margaret Petterson Haddix. Britt wants to know Bran's secret, and she needed to know. Will she ever find out?
In the sunny state...
Bran was always so good, so why was he acting so strange and sneaky now?" This thought runs through Britt's mind in The House on the Gulf by Margaret Petterson Haddix. Britt wants to know Bran's secret, and she needed to know. Will she ever find out?
In the sunny state of Florida, on a hot and blazing day, Britt finds out that she gets to 'house sit' an old couple's house for the summer, with her brother and mom, and now is bouncing with excitement. It's the prefect opportunity for her mother to get a scholarship to college, while her brother Bran works full time. The house belongs to the Marquises, but Bran is acting weird about the move. But strangely enough he seems perfectly happy to work in the summer but he won't even let his family touch the thermostat, and he insists Britt stays at home for the summer without meeting any neighbors. He suddenly doesn't trust Britt with anything in the house, and won't even let her sit out on the front porch. She decides to watch Bran closely, and soon finds out that the house that they're living in doesn't belong to the Marquises. This book is full of suspense. From the first page of the book, Haddix leaves you waiting for the exciting conclusion.
I enjoyed this book, although it was a little slow at first. Haddix uses a great technique of leaving cliff hangers from the first page. The suspense slowly grows, and it soon becomes a page turner. It is suspenseful at first, but then the "rising action" gets a little repetitive. But once you get to the climax you can't put it down. I would recommend it to preteens no younger than nine years old, and I would give it a four star rating.

posted by go-me on April 2, 2010

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Lover

Well i thought it was very interestng on how the brother told britt that the marquises are there grandparents:)

posted by Anonymous on February 29, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Ok

    It was ok there was only one exciting part but the rest was boring. My parents made me read this book and it was painful to read because it was sooooooo boring.

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