Thursday, December 15, 2011

Seeing is Believing!

There has always been something strange about Ali’s mom. She gets headaches and hates talking to her sister or discussing the past. When Ali discovers a picture of her mom and her aunt when they were children, her curiosity is piqued because there is another person that has been torn out of the photo. Soon after this discovery, Ali has the chance to go to an old family beach house up in Maine with her aunt and four year old cousin, Emma. She can’t wait! Little does she know that she is about to encounter a strange girl named Sissy who seems to be taking Emma away from her. Sissy is rude and tries to get Emma to misbehave. Many weird things start to happen and history begins to unfold. Can Ali handle knowing what happened 20 years ago and why her mother is the way she is? Will history repeat itself? If you aren’t too scared- read this book to find out!

Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn is a spooky mystery that will give you goose bumps. I think anyone in 4th grade and up that likes scary stories will enjoy this book. If you don’t like books that give you a fright then stay away from this book because it may give you nightmares. I liked the main character because she was brave and kind. I could tell that Ali really cares about her family. I think the cover is awesome and it drew me in and made me want to read the book.

Has anyone else read Deep and Dark and Dangerous? Or have you read another book by Mary Downing Hahn? Let me know your thoughts!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sounds scary and mysterious, right up our ally! The cover is so creepy! Great review Lizzy! ~ F

  2. Sounds creepy, but I've read other books by Mary Downing Hahn and loved them!

  3. Loved the review. I really like the idea of this book and its cover. Your bookblogs.ning friend.

  4. @Fairday and Donna- You will both love this book! I haven't read anything else by this author- but I plan to soon!

    @Donna Y.- Thanks for stopping by! I agree- the cover is fascinating!

  5. I love a good scary book. Great review! Thanks for coming by to comment and follow. I'm following back. Have a great weekend!

  6. I haven't read this, or any of Mary Downing Hahn's books, but I'm definitely interested. I'm curious about the mother's past and troubles. I want to find out how Ali handles all this. Great review!


  7. I seriously read all books that even remotely take place in with Maine...this one sounds freaky good!!

    I loved your list comment on my blog...great minds think alike?

    I do not feel complete without a list!!!

    I love lists!!!

  8. My 11 year old likes this author...and we are forever ssearching for good middle school books. BTW we are turning into your #1 fans!

  9. Great to hear everyone's thoughts! Deep and Dark and Dangerous is definitely on my must read list.

    momto8- Thanks so much! Lizzy has a whole library of books in her head and does an awesome job reviewing- we both love to read and have always enjoyed chatting about the books we like together- so it's really cool to share our thoughts with all of you and hear what you guys think! ~ F

  10. I have read this book- it is awesome! It did give me the chills when I was reading it- but I like spooky books. I have read other books by this author and they are also great. I read Closed for the Season and really liked it and When Hellen Comes. Cool review!

  11. @Patty- You will probably like this book if you like books about Maine. :) Lizzy's recommendations are usually spot on. I don't know what I would do without lists- they keep me organized! I use them for EVERYTHING!

  12. Great review. This book looks awesome. I have to read it! Cool cover!

  13. Hi guys-
    I am so happy that you liked the review and want to read the book. I think you will like it- if you like scary books. I think the cover is amazing!!!!

    @Elaine- I just read Closed for the Season this weekend and really liked it. A good mystery! Not as sccary as Deep and Dark and Dangerous. I will have to read When Hellen Comes next! Happy reading everyone!

  14. I read this! it's a great book!

    1. So nice to hear from you, S.E.! It is a great book! Have you read anything else by this author? ~F


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