Wait Till Helen Comes
Beware of Helen...Heather is such a whiny little brat. Always getting Michael and me into trouble. But since our mother married her father, we're stuck with her...our "poor stepsister" who lost her real mother in a mysterious fire.But now something terrible has happened. Heather has found a new... show more
Beware of Helen...Heather is such a whiny little brat. Always getting Michael and me into trouble. But since our mother married her father, we're stuck with her...our "poor stepsister" who lost her real mother in a mysterious fire.But now something terrible has happened. Heather has found a new friend, out in the graveyard behind our home -- a girl named Helen who died with her family in a mysterious fire over a hundred years ago. Now her ghost returns to lure children into the pond...to drown! I don't want to believe in ghosts, but I've followed Heather into the graveyard and watch her talk to Helen. And I'm terrified. Not for myself, but for Heather...
Publish date: November 2nd 1987
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
I was really enjoying this young adult ghost story until we got to the ending. I wish Hahn had gone a different route, or at least made it that things were not wrapped up so smoothly. Then again maybe I'm a blood thirsty reader who wanted some murder and mayhem to occur. Told in the first person,...
I've read a lot basically my whole life. Some books stick with you for a while. Some stick with you for years. And some, some stick with you forever. I think Wait Till Helen Comes will be one of my "forever" books. This, along with The Dollhouse Murders and Behind the Attic Wall, are stories I not...
My god, another book filled with annoying characters. Heather and Dave (and eventually the Mom too) were all so annoying and in case of Dave and Mom so stupid and didn't want to look further than the obvious thing is that Michael and Molly are fault at everything. And Heather, well that was some sic...
I'm on a nostalgia kick this morning, finding all these books I loved as a kid. I was really into ghosts when I was in elementary school, and this was one of my favorite books. I can still remember the entire plot!
You can understand why Hahn is popular with kids. Based on the two books I've read so far, she has a pretty reliable formula, and she knows how to use it. There's an old house, a new blended family with conflict, and a ghost. Creepy, but not too creepy. A quick read.Library copy.