What Lives in the Woods (Paperback)

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What Lives in the Woods (Paperback)


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For fans of Small Spaces and the Goosebumps series by R.L Stine comes a chilling ghost story about a girl living in the decrepit and creepy mansion, who discovers something in the woods is after her, from the New York Times bestselling author of Scritch Scratch and The Mystery of Locked Rooms.

All Ginny Anderson wants from her summer is to sleep in, attend a mystery writing workshop, and spend time with her best friend. But when Ginny's father—a respected restoration expert in Chicago—surprises the family with a month-long trip to Michigan, everything changes. They aren't staying in a hotel like most families would. No, they're staying in a mansion. A twenty-six room, century-old building surrounded by dense forest. Woodmoor Manor.

But unfortunately, the mansion has more problems than a little peeling wallpaper. Locals claim the surrounding woods are inhabited by mutated creatures with glowing eyes. And some say campers routinely disappear in the woods, never to be seen again.

As terrifying as it sounds, Ginny can't shake the feeling that there's something darker . . . another story she hasn't been told. When the creaky floors and shadowy corners of the mansion seem to take on a life of their own, Ginny uncovers the wildest mystery of all: There's more than one legend roaming Saugatuck, Michigan, and they definitely aren't after campers.

It's after her.

"This is a teeth-chattering, eyes bulging, shuddering-and-shaking, chills-at-the-back-of-your-neck ghost story. I loved it!"—R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series on Scritch Scratch

Pick up What Lives in the Woods if you are looking for:

  • A book for middle school students, 5th grade to 9th grade
  • A story with a strong female protagonist that explores bravery, friendship, and family
  • Mystery books for kids 9-12
  • Chilling ghost stories and ghost books for kids (perfect for Halloween!)

Lindsay Currie is the New York Times bestselling author of six middle grade novels, including The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street, Scritch Scratch, What Lives in the Woods, The Girl in White, It Found Us, and The Mystery of Locked Rooms. She grew up on Nancy Drew and loves a good mystery. Bonus points if it's spooky! When she's not writing, Lindsay can generally be found looking for an adventure of her own. She loves researching the forgotten history in her city, Chicago, taking long walks with her family, and as pretty much everyone knows . . . Disney World!  

Product Details ISBN: 9781728245720
ISBN-10: 1728245729
Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers
Publication Date: September 14th, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English
"Currie…throws all the frightfully fun trappings of haunted-house tales at readers, who will soak up the stormy nights, town rumors, exploding light bulbs, creeping shadows, unsettling whispers…light horror for larger collections." — Booklist

"The scares are real, the resolution satisfying, and a sequel would be welcome… A thrilling read with an engaging protagonist." — Kirkus Reviews

"An appropriately tween horror story in staccato chapters with plenty of goosebumps." — School Library Journal

"A perfect middle-grade horror selection...holds its own as a shivery standalone." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"People who like scary but not too scary books would like reading this." — Kids' Book Buzz