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Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an odd photograph in the attic. She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But who’s the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture?

Ali figures she’ll find out while she’s vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali’s mother’s family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who’s mean and spiteful and a bad influence on Emma.

Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissy’s just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. . . . Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this new supernatural tale that’s certain to send shivers down her readers’ spines.

Paperback, 192 pages
Published on August 4, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0547076452
ISBN-13: 9780547076454
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  • gigi107
    gigi107Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11:50 am
    i love the author and all my friends recommended this book to me because this is a ghost story and i love ghost stories
    • jordin
      jordinMonday, February 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm55 stars
      i also tremendously love ghost stories
    • smileysam2001
      smileysam2001Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm55 stars
      I love this book so much I read it in one day! I recomend this book to anyone!
      • amysavgirl
        amysavgirlWednesday, December 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm
        Scary, Sad amazing!

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