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Took: A Ghost Story | Mary Downing Hahn
A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is "took" to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years.
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KristenDuck
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Just started reading Took this weekend. Might be a “tad” below my reading level, but I love a good ghost story! Already about halfway finished!

ljuliel Beautiful scenery ! 11h
KristenDuck @ljuliel thanks! It‘s from my camping trip last summer at Hickory Run State Park. Just thought it fit the mood for the story. 11h
ljuliel I grew up camping a lot, then we camped for several years as adults. We haven‘t gone for a long time now . We don‘t have our camper any longer , but I‘d like to go and do one of the rent-a-camp things sometime. I miss being out , sitting around a fire and enjoying the outdoors. 11h
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BookDragonNotWorm
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Good story, creepy atmosphere, but a touch too MG for me. A quick read if you're trying to squeeze another spooky tale in before Halloween.

allureofbeauty This was a good one. 4mo
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MommyOfTwo
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Kids had a great time picking out books at the BOGO book fair at school.

Cheshirecat913 Fun times. We have our BOGO sale in two weeks, can't wait. 10mo
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Bookpearl
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I don‘t usually do scary/spooky books but the kiddos talked me into this one. I already know who I‘m pointing the finger at should have nightmares while reading this. #bookraiders #bookclub #kidsreadtoo #imscared #took

Cinfhen Adorable and heartwarming 🍎❤️ 11mo
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Eggs
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#ghosts #riotgrams @bookriot Mary Downing Hahn is the dark mistress of ghost stories 💀

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Jazruiz.2014
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Pickpick

Written for teens, I took this off my daughter‘s book shelf. I didn‘t have high expectations for the book, and after the second chapter, I thought I knew the direction the book was going. Boy was I wrong! Well written, it tells of a family moving to a new town and a 50yr legend about their home. The woods are dark and scary with an ominous presence. Children are warned not to go out into the woods alone. What will happen if they do?

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Dietz123
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I read this to some 4-6th grade girls. They seemed to enjoy it. The ghost story aspects were great. I didn‘t enjoy the way the parents were portrayed. I wasn‘t sure the author intended them to sound like inept adults. Stick with the witch, kid, mom and dad are losers.

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Eggs
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A chilly Saturday afternoon, a creepy ghost tale and a hot drink ☕️

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Endowarrior21
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Amazing. Less a ghost story and more like a fairy tale, the scariest kind, with a villain I'd never wish to meet in a dark wood.

LA_Mead Just the cover kind of freaks me out... 1y
Endowarrior21 @LA_Mead yes it‘s creepy but the book was a very fun read 1y
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Endowarrior21
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About to start this tonight while I watch my nephew.

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Literary_Siren
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This is a rare sight for me to see. She‘s not much of a reader but she‘s getting better. I hope to see this more in the future and I think Mary Downing Hahn is going to help with that. Allison says that she loves this book so much that she‘s going to start it again after she finishes it.

ravenlee I just finished this one, and it is a nice creepy story for MG readers. Maybe she‘d enjoy it! 1y
Melissa_J My 12YO daughter wasn‘t a big fan of reading until this school year. She had to read The Outsiders and loved it! She‘s since joined a school book club 😊 1y
Endowarrior21 I am reading that book right now for the horror book club 1y
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RedbagReadbooks Wait til Helen Comes was always one of my favorites 🐲 1y
Literary_Siren @ravenlee thanks! I will pick it up for her! 😊 1y
Literary_Siren @Melissa_J I hope she finds her love of reading this year! She‘s twelve as well! 1y
Literary_Siren @Endowarrior21 I‘m going to read it after she‘s done. 😊 1y
Literary_Siren @Aluciddreamer I have yet to read that one. It‘s on my list though! 1y
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Chelsibno
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#spell #blackcatchallenge @Clwojick
Nothing is the same for Daniel & Erica when they are forced to move to an old house in the woods. But things get stranger as Erica begins to act oddly, becoming more withdrawn & holding conversations with her doll. Could the old legends about a witch named Old Auntie who puts a spell on & abducts young girls every few decades be true? This is definitely a spellbinding middle grade novel for October!

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Jazruiz.2014
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First day at work. 👩🏽‍⚕️ Reading on my lunch break. 📖☺️

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IamIamIam
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An excellent middle grade ghost story about an old conjure woman who abducts little girls in the woods of West Virginia. She keeps them for 50 years, with the help of Bloody Bones, who is a gigantic skeleton made up of various animals' bones. Daniel has to find a way to defeat her to get his little sister Erica back! #kidlitAtoZ
@DGRachel, check this one out!

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IamIamIam
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My current reading spot certainly doesn't suck!!!
#museumvolunteer #tourguide #GoldCoast

RadicalReader @IamIamIam gorgeous view 2y
Crazeedi So very beautiful ❤️ 2y
IamIamIam @RadicalReader @Crazeedi Thanks! I get this view once a week until the end of September and this is only a tiny sampling of the house & grounds! ❤🌞🥀🌹 2y
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Crazeedi How fortunate you are 2y
Cpg Wow! Where is this? Gorgeous! 2y
IamIamIam @Cpg I live on Long Island in NY & this is behind the main house, Coe Hall, at the Planting Fields arboretum! 💜 2y
Cpg Awesome! What a treat! A dream! 2y
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IamIamIam
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Sadly, only the introduction is in this absolutely GORGEOUS font!!!! You know you need to get out more when you're excited about printed fonts in middle grade books....
#missedmycalling

MayJasper Yes but it is gorgeous 😀 2y
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IamIamIam
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I bought this book at the 2nd book fair I helped with 3 years ago because of the creepy baby doll hand on the cover! Haunted houses, a witch and a creepy doll that has conversations with a little girl? I'm in!!
#kidlitAtoZ #raisingreaders #middlegrade

IamIamIam @Sarah83 No Disney mug today because my Brave mug doesn't photograph so well. This does have classic film lines all over it, though! 2y
Sarah83 Looks great 😍 2y
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Sweettartlaura
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#24in48
This is YA, but still sufficiently creepy to get me to read it in 2 hours.
I love that my niece gave it to me ‘cos she thought I‘d like it. She was right!

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Sweettartlaura
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Two books down - time for some breakfast & audiobook 🎧
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RealLifeReading Nicely done! 2y
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youngreadrshelf
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Daniel, Erica, and their parents move from an upscale CT life to a pretty rural town in VA. There are scary stories about the house and the woods around it. There's a malevolent feeling. Plus Erica has been talking to her doll, a lot. One day he sees his sister head into the woods which doesn't make sense because she is frightened of them. He follows her. Then one time she gets "took." Daniel just knows he has to get her back.
Good for 6th and up.

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youngreadrshelf
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Got this one from #scholastic for my classroom library. Let's see how scary it is.

Peddler410 I found it creepy, not scary. 2y
Sace The cover is creepy for sure! 2y
youngreadrshelf @RestlessFickleBookSlut I know. I keep looking at. I can't help it. Maybe that's why the kids put it to the back of the new book bin. 😜 2y
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leeseleeseleese
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Chelsibno
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Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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Chelsibno
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I've been a fan of Mary Downing Hahn since I was a kid. After all these years, I'm glad to say that she still writes the most hair-raising mystery and ghost stories for children. Inspired by old conjure woman folktales, Took tells the story of a family moving into a new house, unaware of the ghastly history of the area. I enjoyed the character development and Hahn's hauntingly descriptive writing. I can see why it is nominated for WAW book award.

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Casi
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I was SHOCKED by how engrossed I got in this book. I picked it up on a complete whim, didn't even read the back, and boy and I glad I did. It reads just like an old ghost story, reminding me a lot of things like Are You Afraid of the Dark and Watcher in the Woods. So glad I found it and definitely recommend it.

misswendyd Huh. I'll have to dust this one off. 3y
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Casi
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I will say that I DO like the font shift when the old woman narrates. And the fact that her chapters have actual titles. It's establishing a mood something like Watcher in the Woods (film not book) and that's a nice touch.

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Casi
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PET. PEEVE.

I hate when writers start a new paragraph, particularly of a new chapter or the FIRST chapter, with It was. Novice mistake. Not a strong start little book.

Gryffindorian Agreed!! 3y
Meg.Harrison84 Isn't the cardinal rule show, not tell? 3y
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Daisey
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The books that my wonderful students and their families donated to our class library from the book fair this week!!

#TeachersofLitsy #MsDsLibrary

Texreader Awesome! I love donating book fair books to our teachers!! So happy to see it is appreciated! 3y
Daisey @Texreader It makes for a really fun week as students bring me books the whole time the book fair is going on. It really makes me feel appreciated as well that they want to donate books! 3y
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RoyalBooksy
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I love this book so much! I got it at the book fair 4 days ago and I'm almost done.

Daniel and his sister,Erica,didn't want to move to rural West Virginia. Their new home is a rundown old farm surrounded by woods ,miles from town. The local kids treat Daniel and Erica as snobby outsiders and frighten them with strange stories about their house and a witch called Old Auntie. One day Erica vanishes,and Daniel knows that she has been "took"

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MMenefee
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"People were so fragile, so easily broken, so hard to put back together."

All of Mary Downing Hahn's books are fun #HallweenReads for the whole family. Not violent or gory, but super creepy and scary. #booktober

Johanna414 She's my go-to author to recommend when my middle schoolers are looking for something spooky! 3y
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hufflepuff_librarian
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This was a HUGELY popular book at my book fair last week, mostly bc the book trailer Scholastic sent us was terrifying! 😂 It did not disappoint though, and if you are a fan of Mary Downing Hahn then you will probably love it too!

Bette This cover always freaks me out when I see it at the library. 😬😳😂 3y
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