Mary Downing Hahn
Texas Bluebonnet Award 1989
Interest Level: young adult
TYPE: young adult fiction
SUMMARY: This is a story about a little girl who at the age of three loses her mother in fire. Three years after the fire her father remarries and Heather has to adjust to living with a step family and they with her. The family moves into an old church out in the country. Behind the church is an old graveyard where Heather discovers a forgotten 100 year old grave of a little girl. Because of an untold guilt Heather befriends the ghost of the little girl buried in this grave, Helen. Heather’s 12 year old step sister, Molly, seems to appear every time Heather is talking with Helen. Helen convinces Heather to go with her, if it were not for Molly Heather would have drowned too.
About the Author:
List of books and what they are about by the same Author:
Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn
Keywords: Ghost, cemetery, forgotten, forgiveness
This is a great story of a step family coming together, clearing up misunderstandings and forgiving. It is a great book for young adults interested in the mysteries of old places and the unknown.
Just a note, the cover changes depending on who publishes this book so do not let the cover fool you. Look for the title and the author match.