Thursday, February 9, 2017

Took by Mary Downing Hahn

Took by Mary Downing Hahn is a deliciously scary book. It is one of the 2017 RICBA nominees. In the story, the Anderson family move from Connecticut to a farm in the rural town of Woodville, West Virginia. The children, Daniel and his little sister Erica, have a hard time fitting in at their new school. The children try not to complain, because Daniel's dad has had to find a new job here. Money is tight and his parents are on edge and bickering in a way they never did back in Connecticut. There are local stories about an old woman who lives in the woods at the top of Brewster's Hill. Daniel thinks they are just that, stories, until he starts seeing things along the edge of the field, near the entrance to the woods. Daniel is going to have to face his fears, because eventually he is the only one that can save his family.

I have had the pleasure of reading several of Mary Downing Hahn's ghost stories. Deep, Dark and Dangerous was my former favorite. She is a master in the genre and if you enjoy being spooked, this story will not disappoint you!

Mrs. Castro

In Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn, Old Auntie is a witch who lives near Daniel’s family’s new home. Daniel doesn't believe in her, but he is forced to think she is real when his little sister Erica, disappears. Has Erica been taken by Old Auntie? Will she be turned into  a slave for the next 50 years? Will Daniel be able to save his sister?

I liked this book because I love scary books. Scary books are more interesting. This cool book is a very scary book. Took reminds me of this other book I am reading called Goosebumps. It is also very interesting because people find stuff and they get lost in mazes. That's why I like this book.

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       The book Took by Mary Downing Hahn is a story that is really good, but a scary story. I think it is just the right book for you if you like a good scare. This book leaves you on a lot of cliffhangers and I personally like that kind of book. I think the characters were misunderstood and not listened to as much as I would have liked them to be. The girl is named Erica and the boy’s name is Daniel. If only they would have listened to the boy on the bus, the family could have found Erica a lot faster. Old Auntie does not take any mistakes, she also will hurt you if you don't do something right. She will send her boy Killer Bones, a killer hog that is really scary and big.

Personally, I like this book because it makes you realize that you love your siblings a lot more than you thought. When you lose them you think you can never come out of your room and it would be even worse when you might just lose your sibling to an old witch, especially a witch named Old Auntie. There are a lot of things in your life that you think you could live without, but when you lose it you freak out. Like in the story, Daniel thinks he wants to be an only child, but when he loses the one sibling he has, he is not so sure anymore. That is why I like this book. It really makes you think.

1 comment:

  1. this book is very scary and interesting that was a awesome book to pick