Took: A Ghost Story
“Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.” Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures... show more
“Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.” Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody’s probably just trying to scare him since he’s the new kid . . . a “stuck-up snot” from Connecticut. But Daniel’s seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been “took”?
Publish date: 2015-09-15
Publisher: Clarion Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
At first Daniel dismisses the tales of the witch and her man-eating razorback hog, Bloody Bones, as superstitious nonsense, but gradually he is forced to believe that Erica is in real danger. When Erica vanishes, he knows she's been "took," and he must summon all his courage to confront Old Auntie a...
I mostly found Took a little weird and definitely disappointing. I just don't think I like Mary Downing Hahn's writing style and that I'm way too old to properly enjoy this juvenile book. Daniel and his sister, Erica, have been forced to move with their parents to West Virginia. They have no mone...
Review by Autumn (my ten-year-old daughter). She would also like to thank everyone who liked her review of Doctor Who: The Drosten Curse.Actual rating: 4.5 stars.In August my dad was sent a free review copy of a ghost story. I really like how the book transitions from Daniel’s point of view (which i...
I received a free copy of Took from the publisher in return for an honest review. Took was my first Mary Downing Hahn and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a ghost story aimed at the younger audience and is just creepy enough without it being too scary. It has the touch of a modern day Hansel and Gret...