Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6U4.637100

Twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their seven-year-old stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can't get any worse.

But they do -- when Helen comes.

Published on April 21, 2008 by Sandpiper
57 Book Reviews
  • snowthaproduct
    snowthaproductover 2 years55 stars
    If you love ghost stories this book is definitely for you it 's about this brother and sister s evil step sister who can talk to ghosts.
    • seth over 3 years
      haven't read but excited
      • galaxynails_101
        galaxynails_101over 3 years55 stars
        This is the best horror author I have ever read. I love this book sooooo much. It is a great book. You should definitely go look for it.
        • bookstory14
          bookstory14over 4 years55 starsFeatured
          Wait Till Helen Comes brings me a delightful shiver every time I read it! I really like the author Mary Downing Hahn because she writes kid's ghost stories. Molly and Michael live with their terrible new stepsister, Heather. When their parents move out into the woods, things turn from bad to worse. Molly is sure something supernatural is up: how couldn't there be, they live next to a graveyard! Then Molly has the most horrifying experience in her life: she watches Heather become best friends with a ghost. She tries to help Heather, but the master of the mouth always makes it look like Molly is hurting her! One night things go too far: the house is in ruins, and then Heather turns up missing! Where did she go? The only way to know: to read the book! --BKS
          • wiccanbat666
            wiccanbat666over 4 years55 stars
            This is a bone-chilling goodie, too. Everything I love in a ghost story: creepy little girls, hidden graves, faces in windows, crumbling ruins in the woods, even a dark and murky pond. Brrrrr!! A bit dated, but none-the-less, a gem of a read right before Halloween
            • Sally .s.almost 5 years
              It is really spectacular beacause it is really scary and I love scary books😀
              • peaches21
                peaches21almost 6 years
                i read the other ones and they r good
                • emojis_rule_202
                  emojis_rule_202almost 6 years
                  I really want to read this book, but I haven't.
                  • ElephantLover1about 6 years
                    This book is suspenseful it makes you wait to see what happens so you just want to keep reading it! I loved this book! It is the best book I've ever read. The author Mary Downing Haun is my favorite author. She writes the best books! I read Wait till helen comes 8 times cause the first couple times i read the book it was really good, but when i read it after that i realized i missed a lot of details!
                    • princessdope
                      princessdopeabout 6 years
                      This author is awesome! This book seems great ! I want to read it so bad!