Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies from influenza, but then she returns to reclaim Annie's friendship and punish all the girls who bullied her. Young readers who revel in spooky stories will relish this chilling tale of a girl haunted by a vengeful ghost.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published on July 31, 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1328497984
ISBN-13: 9781328497987
24 Book Reviews
  • greenpineapple
    greenpineappleabout 1 year55 stars
    Omg!this book gave me a nightmare and usually I am very hard to scare!it is about a girl,Annie browne ,and how this other girl,elsie Schneider, and how Elsie wants to be Annie's friend,but Annie won't let her.later on in the story Elsie dies of the Spanish influenza ,then she comes back to haunt annie, ill leave the rest for you💀.
    • shrika_1234
      shrika_1234almost 2 years55 stars
      Hi everyone 🙂 I just got finished with the book one for sorrow it genre is a horror but it's not scare at all(some parts are a little inappropriate and a little scary)🛑 but I recommend to read this book if you are above 9 years old. Don't say I didn't warn you! (Pls follow me I am trying to reach my goal by the end of the month my goal is 50 followers)
      • Get noobalmost 3 years
        Cooloo cool beans
        • notarealname123
          notarealname123about 3 years55 stars
          This book is about Annie who just moved into a haunted area to live with her grandmother. On her first day of school a weird girl, Elsie becomes friends with her. Annie immediately disliked Elsie. So she switched sides and became friends with the people who bullied Elsie. After a while, a terrible incident happened to Elsie. Elsie thinks that Annie caused it. Elsie was really mad, so she made sure that she ruins Annie’s life. Annie had to find a way to get rid of her. What should she do?
          • dyjocupu-157244963055
            dyjocupu-157244963055over 3 years55 stars
            Do you like creepy and slightly scary books that have ghost in them? Well this is one that I think you might like It's bone chilling and spine tickling somewhat at the same time. Two of the main characters I'd say are Annie and Elsie. The conflict is that a bad case of influenza was spreading, Elsie got sick and died, Annie knocked into Elsie's tombstone and then "woke up" from the died. I like One For Sorrow because it was very thrilling and there was a happy ending, but before it ends there was a sad and happy moment for Annie and Elsie. One character I found lovable was Mrs. Jameson , she is very nice to Annie and talks about books with Annie sometimes. That is I like the book and why I think others might like it, too.
            • Abby g over 3 years
              I love this book it’s the best.
              • olive_tree18
                olive_tree18over 3 years55 starsFeatured
                One for Sorrow definitely sent chills down my spine. It is about a girl named Annie who moved to a new town where on her first day of school she meets Elsie. After a couple of days with Elsie, Annie didn't like hr at all. She was mean and disrespectful. Annie became friends with a group of girls that she liked much better. The only thing was that they would constantly pick on Elsie. Elsie ended up with the deadly Spanish Influenza. Annie and her friends went sledding in the graveyard and Annie hit her head really hard on a gravestone. At that point Annie had risen Elsie from the dead. Elsie made sure to ruin Annie's life. Annie had to find a way to get rid of her. In the end it was okay. If you like ghost stories and freaky things, this would be a great book for you!
                • unknowenover 3 years
                  the best book of histroy.
                  • ..hiover 3 years
                    its an amazing book im doing it for a book report its amazing!
                  • Botover 3 years
                    This is the best book!