My favorite illustrated version of my favorite book, which I reread every August. This treasure was discarded by the Iowa Mennonite School library and gifted to me by a dear friend.
I wanted to love this so badly. The character development is stellar and the Plumb family brings quirk to a whole new level. However, every plot point that could have been dramatic and engaging was lackluster and understated. This sets up plot just to watch it slowly deflate.
Wow, how novel. 🙄I guess choosing not to Google something counts as a character trait for teenage girls these days.
Slow moving but still at it.
While this isn't a masterpiece like The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel has its merits. Gothic mysteries are one of my guilty pleasures, and Collins is an expert at creating unreliable narrators to drive suspense. However, I disliked being constantly reminded of clues presented earlier-literal overkill