I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie
Length: 5 hours and 42 minutes
Genres: Middle Grade, Paranormal
Published by Aladdin Pages: 304
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Heather Wynne
Also by this author: Scritch Scratch
A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful mystery.
Tessa Woodward isn’t exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida. But homesickness turns to icy fear when unexplainable things start happening in her new house. Things like flickering lights, mysterious drawings appearing out of nowhere, and a crackling noise she can feel in her bones.
When her little brother’s doll starts crying real tears, Tessa realizes that someone—or something—is trying to communicate with her. A secret that’s been shrouded in mystery for more than one hundred years.
With the help of three new friends, Tessa begins unraveling the mystery of what happened in the house on Shady Street—and more importantly, what it has to do with her!
Here is what I thought
A cute story about friendship and a haunted house.
Tessa isn’t happy about moving to Chicago from Florida and to make matters worse she is starting to think she is living in a haunted house. Her little brother says he sees things so she knows she is not crazy.
She really starts to freak out when your little brothers doll starts crying real tears and is doing things to creep her out. She makes a couple of friends at school when she blurts something out about her house being haunted and they want to help her figure things out.
One of the girls is really good at looking things up and seems to know a good deal about some of the lore in town. It seems that maybe a young girl was killed, but they also had records of a boy not a girl. So Tessa thinks that maybe the girl is trying to tell her what happened to her and so they try and figure it out.
I liked Tessa and her friends and how they worked together to try and figure things out. It was cool that she could find some friends that didn’t think she was crazy for saying she lived in a haunted house.
I thought the story had a pretty good pace to it and I never got bored or anything I was always curious to see what was going to happen and I think young readers would really enjoy it. It’s not spooky or anything as it was more about the friendship and trying to find out the history of what happened that anything to scary going on in the house. Just enough that you know the house is haunted.
I would recommend it to anyone who likes middle grade books or has young readers.
This was my first time listening to Heather Wynne and I enjoyed her narration. She was real good for a middle grade book. She looks to be somewhat young from her picture which probably helped her give the narration the proper tone.