Harvest House

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Indigenous high-school boy Hughie loves the theater. But when the fall school play is canceled, he sees a new opportunity open for him at the haunted house opening at the crossroads. But young Indian girls have claimed to be followed by a ghost, and there’s rumored to be a haunted Native burial ground. Soon, Hughie is having second thoughts about continuing to work on the haunted house. Can he figure out the mysteries surrounding the crossroads and the ghosts that haunt them?

This story wasn’t nearly as scary as I thought it would be. The character relationships were almost unrealistically perfect, and it took a while for the story to actually get started. Hughie was an interesting character, but I found it kind of hard to connect with him and the other main cast. There are a lot of characters, but not a whole lot of development that goes into them. The main idea behind the story was interesting though, and the story did pick up near the end. I would recommend this to ages twelve to seventeen.

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Author Cynthia Leitich Smith
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publish Date 11-Apr-2023
ISBN 9781536218602
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Issue June 2023
Category Young Adult