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The Ghost In The Glass House (2013)

by Carey Wallace(Favorite Author)
3.33 of 5 Votes: 5
0544022912 (ISBN13: 9780544022911)
Clarion Books
review 1: Clare is a 12 year old girl who has been traveling with her mother all around the world but would just like to go back home. At the new summer home she makes friends with Bridget and Teddy but they act so much older than just 12 years old. But Clare also is so much older than her years in experience with her mother. She is still a kid but she is growing up and much more aware of her surroundings. There is certainly a ghost story and a good story for anyone; child, teen or adult will enjoy. Don't want to give too much away but read this, it was enjoyable.
review 2: I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. It is a coming-of-age story about 12-year-old Clare, who eloquently relates her observations of the people around her. Clare often sounds rather
... more precocious, but the circumstances of her young life can easily be used to explain her wisdom beyond her years. It's actually very interesting to observe her as she observes everyone else and tries to figure them out, and she expresses many concerns that kids her age may also worry about. However, a great deal of the book feels like exposition as we hear Clare's thoughts and see her interactions with the other characters, and when things do start happening it feels like a mad rush to the end of the book. Also, while I may have liked that the ending is left rather vague so that the reader can choose to interpret it in a way that makes them comfortable, younger readers may be disappointed with such an ending. less
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....It felt like it should be expanded a little? It just felt a little brief. I wanted more.
A quiet, beautifully written book in which not much happens except growing up. A good book.
Whimsical and dreamy, with sweet characters and vivid, visual language.
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