Monday, March 8, 2010


Creepers by Joanne Dahme (Philadelphia: RP Teens, 2008).

When 13-year-old Courtney moves to Murmur, Massachusetts, she first notices the abundant ivy on her new home--and then that it happens to be next door to a cemetery. She quickly becomes involved in helping her new neighbors, eccentric father Christian and teen daughter Margaret, preserve the cemetery from developers and solve the mystery of the rampant ivy, which they say involves a girl who died hundreds of years ago at age 13. A witch, attack ivy, ghostly carving, and voices from the past all make Creepers a spell binding read, suitable for grades 5 and up.

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