Dreadful Sorry [NOOK Book]

Overview

Seventeen-year-old Molly's recurrent nightmares become waking visions after she nearly drowns at a party. Soon she's witnessing events through the eyes of a girl who lived in her father's house nearly a century before.

Seventeen-year-old Molly is plagued by nightmares and visions of a girl who died over eighty years ago.

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Dreadful Sorry

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Overview

Seventeen-year-old Molly's recurrent nightmares become waking visions after she nearly drowns at a party. Soon she's witnessing events through the eyes of a girl who lived in her father's house nearly a century before.

Seventeen-year-old Molly is plagued by nightmares and visions of a girl who died over eighty years ago.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Readers with a craving for supernatural romance will not find much satisfaction in this dry and predictable tale. Though outwardly a well-adjusted teenager, Molly suffers from severe hydrophobia and is plagued by an eerie recurring dream; both these conditions are aggravated when Jared, her love-interest-to-be, throws her into a swimming pool and she nearly drowns. Then Molly arrives to spend the summer in the small Maine town where her father and new stepmother have recently set up house, and things go from bad to worse. Not only does the ever-persistent Jared show up, but the strangely familiar town itself brings on a series of rather tepid waking visions in which Molly believes herself to be Clementine, a shallowly depicted and unpleasant girl who lived at the turn of the century. With the help of her New Age stepmother, Molly comes to realize what most readers will have guessed long before: somehow, possibly through reincarnation, Molly and Jared are connected to the lives of two long-dead young people. Given that the characters are invested with no more than a single dimension, not even the triple prospect of dramatic coastal storms, paranormal flashbacks and Jared's earthly kisses is enough to enliven this plodding story. Ages 12-up. Apr.
The ALAN Review - Margaret J. Ford
The terrifying nightmares that have been haunting Molly Teague take on a new dimension of horror. Her fear of drowning, the wavering image in the mirror of a Molly in a period dress, a mysterious room, and the strains of "Oh My Darlin' Clementine" invade her waking hours. The mystery and suspense climax when Molly discovers that the mysterious room of her dreams exists in the old house that Bill Teague, her father, and his new young wife have purchased in Maine. Reiss skillfully blends the local history of the Halloway family, the original owners of Molly's father's house, with believable characters. Jared Bernstein, Molly's confederate, and Grace Wilkins, the local librarian/historian, help Molly discover her relationship with Clementine Horn, the reflection in the mirror. An added bonus is Reiss's realistic portrayal of the tensions of a family separated by divorce and remarriage.
School Library Journal
Gr 8-12-- Clementine Horn disappeared over 80 years ago. Why, then, is high schooler Molly Teague haunted by her memory? Her recurrent nightmares are of people and places she can't possibly know; an ominous melody invades her mind; and the image in the mirror is not her own. Her feeling of deja vu is overwhelming, as is her inexplicable terror of water. Molly tries to escape her fears and a nagging mother by joining her father and new stepmother in Maine for the summer. But their Victorian house only proves more confusing and frightening; her nightmares become vivid visions as she slips in and out of Clementine's life. With its skillful plot twists, the book will have readers anxious to solve the mystery. Reiss has crafted a fine tale of psychological time travel. Her literary talents allow readers smooth transitions into each character's world; she draws clever parallels between the two girls' lives with subtlety. Accurate and relevant period research is integrated into the well-paced dialogue and descriptive passages. Supernatural tales require some suspension of disbelief, but this well-executed story transports readers into the plot. Booktalk it as a mystery or ghost story. --Sharon Korbeck, Milwaukee Public Library
From the Publisher
"Spooky and satisfying."—The Bulletin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547538983
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 553,641
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 239 KB

Meet the Author

KATHRYN REISS is the author of many acclaimed time-travel mystery novels for teens, including the popular Time Windows. She lives in northern California.

KATHRYN REISS is the author of Time Windows, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; The Glass House People; Dreadful Sorry; Pale Phoenix, a finalist for the Edgar Award; and most recently, PaperQuake: A Puzzle. A master of the time-travel mystery genre, "Reiss slips between past and present with a callous alacrity that is wondrously effective" (Kirkus Reviews). She lives with her family in Northern California.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    Anonymous

    I bought the paperback of this about 10 years ago when it first came out. To this day that is definitely the book I have read the most times. I love it! My paperback is taped together after so much use..... so excited to find it on nook!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    great book

    This book is a great read. I get absorbed right into it every time I pick it up. Only issue is there are quite a few typos in the nook version compared to the real book. If I hadn't read it as many times as I have I would've been slightly confused.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    O.o

    14 yeats

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    JenniferOOO...

    Iove this book if you hate it or dislike it then your outta yr mind

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2011

    wow..great book

    i read this book about 5 years ago. and then one day i remebered the song from this book, and im like what was the book's name, because it was such an AMAZING story that i had to read this again. i finally found it and i LOVE it.. great read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2009

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    Great Book

    The mystery in this book definitely keeps you intrigued. I read the book in a day. I wasn't disappointed. Jared wasn't a very likable character in the beginning. Later the connection between him and Molly makes you wonder if there is really something there. There was! I loved this book and definitely recommending it to people. Thank You Kathryn Reiss! :]

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  • Posted March 21, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    THIS BOOK IS SO AWSOME!!!!!

    OMG!!! THIS BOOK IS SO GREAT, I LUV HER BOOKS SO MUCH SHE IS SUCH A GREAT AUTHOR & I AM NOT JUST SAYING THAT CAUSE MY NAME IS KATHRYN.THIS BOOK IS ONE OF MY FAVORATES.I NEVER WANTED TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN.IF YOU ARE IN FOR SOME TRILLING NEWS GET THIS BOOK FOR SURE.HER BOOKS ARE SO AWSOME!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2008

    awesome book

    one of the very best books I've ever read. way to go katherin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2008

    Dreadful Sorry

    I honestly couldn't put this book down! I found myself reading into the early morning hours. The combination between past and present, suspense and romance was all worth it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2008

    One of the best books i've read so far

    I read this whole book in 6 days! Which is amazing because i'm the type who absolutely hates reading! Out of all the books i've ever read i must say this is in my top 3. It's mysterious and it's the kind of book you can't put down, theres always anther big event coming up that you have to know about.After i finished reading it, i was hoping there was still more of it left.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    wow! My favorite book ever!!!

    This book was absolutely amazing, it is a must read. I promise you will not be dissapointed, it's a mystery that will keep you turning the page until the very end. And the ending will shock you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    enjoyable

    a page turner!! easy to read!! all you want in a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2007

    makenzie

    I remember reading this book in middle school and just now found it and once again could NOT put this book down till the end. This is definatly a recomended book for everyone to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2006

    TheBestBookEver!!!!

    I couldn't put this book down! Everything about it was totally great. I love how different chapters were dedicated to clemintine or molly. A must read for sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2006

    Great

    I absolutely love this book. My friend and I used to get it from our school library every year from 7th grade on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2006

    I LOVE Dredful Sorry

    From the first page all the way to the last I could not put it down.This book is so susspensful.i love every monment of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2006

    Kool Book!!!!

    I dont really read much from this author but it seems pretty cool. I loved the part where she did a story within a story I loved especially how Clementine life was and how it effects Molly and Jared. It is kind of strange i mean is it really their love or Clementine's love. Find out by reading the book!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2006

    Dreadful Sorry is Outstanding!

    This book, Dreadful Sorry is the BEST book I have ever read. This book is filled with surprising and fingernail bitting moments that make your eyes addicted to reading page after page. It started off okay but got so interesting that I recommended it to all of my friends and teachers. This book should be required to read in classes so everyone can read this supernatural-like book by Kathryn Reiss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    Great Book

    I loved this book. It kept me so glued. Everywhere I went I brought this book. It was so interesting and I felt like if I put it down something would happen to Molly. I would love a sequel to this book. It was GREAT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2005

    Keeps you glued to the story!

    It is predicatable, but once you start reading it you can't put it down. It switches past and present smoothly for that story. I gurantee that once you read it you won't be able to stop.

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