Hahn, Mary Downing. Deep and dark and dangerous.

Author:Hoy, Sherry
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

HAHN, Mary Downing. Deep and dark and dangerous. Houghton Mifflin. 187p. c2007. 978-0-547-07645-4. $5.99. J

In her typical fashion (shivery but not gory), Hahn tells about 13-year-old Ali, who is babysitting for her aunt at their family's summer cottage by a lake in Maine. She and her niece befriend Sissy, who is not the nicest girl and who has some strange habits. Eventually All pieces together the clues: a photograph of her aunt and mother as children with another girl who looks remarkably like Sissy, a scribbled-out crayon name on an old game board, talk from the locals. She confronts her aunt to find out the truth about what happened on a canoe ride years ago. All and her niece also go on a canoe ride with Sissy, but are rescued. And All determines to put Sissy to rest by revealing where her bones are so she can be...

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