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Since her mom died, Andie’s family has crumbled. Instead of working, her dad gambles away insurance money, while her sister, Paige, has put her future on hold in order to pick up extra waitressing shifts. Andie’s afraid of what will happen if people find out just how bad things are. She’s not sure how long she can hide the fact that there’s no food or money in the house...or adults, for that matter.
When her science partner suggests they study paranormal activity, Andie gets an idea. She wants a sign from her momanything to tell her it’s going to be okay. Maybe the rest of her family does too. So she starts a project of her own. Pretending to be her mother’s ghost, Andie sprays perfume, changes TV channels, and moves pictures. Haunting her house is Andie’s last hope to bring her family back into the land of the living.
For anyone who loved Counting by 7s , The Haunted House Project is a journey through loss and grief, but ultimately a story of hope and self-reliance. As much as Andie has been changed by her mother’s death, the changes she makes herself are the ones that are most important.
|Publisher:||Sky Pony Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Tricia Clasen is a professor of communication with specialties in public speaking and pop culture and a research focus on critiquing young adult fiction. Always a lover of a good story, she grew up spending her days reading and dreaming of being a writer. This is her debut novel. She and her husband live with their two girls in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readerspicture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I will confess, I am not big on scary books, so I started this one with trepidation. It was nothing like I expected and so, so good! The thing is, while the title may have mis-led me, it fit the book perfectly. It has been less than a year since Andie's mom died suddenly and unexpectedly in a car crash. And nothing has been the same since. Her dad and sister have changed so much, and Andie is worried about them. Their mom was the glue that kept them all together and the thing that made her family work. And while she can't bring her back, she thinks that even her presence could make them better. And that's when she comes up with her plan to haunt her family with her mom's ghost. This story was so powerful to me. What do you do when the person who is the biggest influence in your life is gone? How do you go on? And how do you help the people you love go on? Tricia Clasen had me rooting for Andie from page one, and I cheered on every positive gain as she tried her experiments. Readers of all ages will identify with her and hopefully bring them some comfort that they are not alone. I highly recommend this book!