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Kids Fiction 2401
Good and scary
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Samuel just knows there's something wrong at the spooky, medieval Scottish mansion he and his mother live next to. Suddenly snowbound on the remote country estate and pursued by a mysterious and terrifying Weeping Woman, Samuel and his new friend Fiona have to figure out how to appease this ancient ghost before she takes another life.

Alex Nye's unadorned prose perfectly captures the chilling feeling of being trapped in a cold and forbidding--yet still beautiful--landscape and being watched day and night by a menacing presence. This story is gripping, and one of the scariest I've read. Another fine example of modern Scottish literature with a dash of historical romance thrown in.
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