House of Dies Drear

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House of Dies Drear
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12+
Release Date
January 01, 1969
ISBN
1416914056
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Mysterious yet Frightening
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Reader reviewed by Jared

                This was a book about a ten year old boy named Thomas who moved to an old house once owned by a slave owner over 100 years ago. Throughout the book weird things keep happening to Thomas and he wants to figure out how it was happening and who (if it were someone) was doing it.


                I thought this book was a bit scary when the mysterious events were happening to Thomas and his family. I also thought the book had the ability to hold the readers attention through the sequence of events that lead up to solving the big mystery/problem.


                I would recommend this book to kids in the 5th grade who like mystery books up to preteens in the 6th and 7th grade because it isnt that hard to understand and it that is probably the only audience that would really enjoy the book instead of just reading it because they are told to.


                I really enjoyed reading the book and if you decide to read it I hope you enjoy it too.

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House Of Dies Drear
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Reader reviewed by Antwon

The House Of Dies Drere is a story about Thomas and his
family moving into the house of Dies Drere and an old man named Mr. Pluto that doesnt
like them there. The house has lots of mysteries but will
Thomas find them all?



In my opinion
I did not like the book, I found myself dozing off or having to re-read pages
because it was boring to me.



I recommend
this book to people who like suspense and mystery books.

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House of Dies Drear
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Reader reviewed by Haley B.

Summary:  This is an intriguing story about a boy names Thomas and his family.  The Small family (Thomass family) had to move to Ohio for Mr. Smalls job at the college.  Because of the age of the house, and how it was built during the Civil War.  There are tunnels and secret passage ways everywhere.  After a few strange encounters and scary history of the house, Thomas thinks the house is haunted but it turns out the only haunted thing is in Thomass imagination.



 


Opinion/Review:  This was a very intriguing book, but there are some very slow parts.  The only thing I can say is stick in there and keep reading.  The ending is worth the beginning and the ending completes the book very well and answers almost all of the unanswered questions.



 


Recommendation:  I would recommend this book for late elementary, early middle school because you have to have an adequate amount of back ground knowledge about the Civil War to understand why there is tunnels and passages.

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Reader reviewed by Kai Greywall

   The Small family get un-friendly welcome to the house of Dies Drear. The people of the small town in Ohio nobody has ever stayed in the house for more than a couple of months.
The Smalls go on a aventure of finding, wondering, and figuring out.

The beginning starts out at a low excitment level in a car moving trards Ohio insted of jumping in on all the action like there already at the house. They focous only on mainly Thomas which is good because I don't like to get off topic like skipping from one person to the other. The story consists on many charactars with many diffrent emosions/moods that the story jumping from many diffrent feelings trougout the whole story instead of just being mellow the whole time. They get their kitchen caked and don't know who did it. They found clues and got information from diffrent people leadind towards the answer they find a secret cavern that the housekeeper lived in that was filles with tresures. They pranked the people that did it and the Smalls planed to sell the tresures since they were on their property and
they lived happily ever after.

   I reccomend this book to anyone who loves mystries. The book has many unsolved questions, clues,  and lots of twists and turns. The Smalls haven't found all the secrets and secret passages there is! So if you like mysteries The House of Dies Drear is the book for you!!

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It's eerie, it's suspensful, it's, The House of Dies Drear
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Reader reviewed by Ashley jones


This is a book full of edge-of-your-seat suspense. Thomas Small, a kid from Virginia, has enough curiosity about the house to move a mountain. Finding secret passageways and underground tunnels isnt enough for him. Thomas believes Mr. Pluto knows a secret about the house and is determined to find it out. Trying to find a secret from the devil is hard work. Fortunately for Thomas, Mr. Small decides to join in the search. With these two master minds of mystery they have nothing to stop them. When our two characters find Mr. Plutos house they know its hiding a secret. But is it their secret? What s the secret? In the end Mr. Pluto reveals it all. But what does he reveal?
As I said before this book is full of suspense. Such as Devvvvil cried Thomas shrilly. It makes you want to read more right! It is a fantastic roller coaster ride. With every revealing moment comes another mystery for another. Such as the Greek triangles. I believe this book is a good piece of quality literature. With a small exception in the middle when it has a few boring moments. Other then that it was very interesting.
I highly recommend this book if you enjoy mystery and the history of the Underground Railroad. It gives you ideas that lead to so many conclusions. That in the end is just your imagination. And that is a good thing to have in a book. The house of dies Drear is a suspenseful, eerie mystery of a ghost from the Underground Railroad.

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Reader reviewed by Tionne Stubblefield

A boy, Thomas Small is on the road to Ohio. To see his new house,but when he gets there and he finds a secret passage that slaves used.Things start to get really weird especillay since he moved into the House of Dies Drear. So things gets spooky and there run into some mysterys.
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A book that will teach you a LESSON
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Reader reviewed by Mushfequr Rahman

Thomas Small is a young boy that is moving to a rural area in Ohio. He moves to a house which has a myth behind it. A famous man named Dies Drear was killed with three slaves in the house a long time ago. As Thomas tries to find if the myth is true or false, with scant knowledge of the house. As Mr.Pluto, the housekeeper, comes and strange things happen, Thomas comes closer to the Secret. Will Thomas find out the Secret or die along with it?


With archaic knowledge, Mrs.Hamilton makes a story that teaches us a lesson that changes our lives. A great and suspenseful book, House of Dies Drear is a read for kids ages 10-14.
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