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Cusick, Richie Tankersley.

New York : Simon Pulse, 2002.
ISBN 0743418387

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Curiosity about the spooky, abandoned house next door leads Emma to bet her twin brother that she can spend the night alone at the house next door. Captured by the spell of the house next door she finds herself reliving a horrific night from the past of the house next door. Emma continues to have paranormal experiences involving the house next door and the passionate love long gone and becomes convinced that she has a part to play in a supernatural reenactment of a tragic love that happened at The House Next Door.

By Matt Laxton, of Sno-Isle Library Systemfor Evergreen Young Adult Book Award

Booktalk #2

Following through on the dare to spend overnight in the empty house (in order to force her twin brother to take her friend Val to the winter dance) seemed like a harmless outing to Emma. Even becoming romantically involved with the dashing ghost in that house seemed okay too at first; but Charlie and Val must struggle to break up this affair before tragedy repeats.

There are advantages to having a twin who knows your mind, even if it is your brother...and this may be what can help Emma the most. Read this supernatural thriller...and donít trespass in empty houses in your neighborhood ever again.

By Lyla Anderson of Post Middle School Library, Arlington School District for Evergreen Young Adult Book Award

SUBJECTS:     Haunted houses -- Fiction. 
                          Horror -- stories. 
                          Love -- Fiction. 


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