Here Lie the Secrets
By Emma Young
Published by Little Tiger
What it’s about?
Mia’s best friend Holly died when they were thirteen. But years later, Holly still hasn’t left her.
Spending the summer in New York, Mia is hoping to escape the visions of Holly that haunt her life at home. There she meets Rav, a parapsychology student, who convinces her to take part in a study into why some people see ghosts. Soon she is caught up in the investigation of Halcyon House, which is reputed to be haunted by a poltergeist. As Mia confronts her fears, what she learns about the house and herself will change her life forever.
What I think:
This is a really interesting read that makes you think about the world we experience.
Theres lots in the book about paranormal experiences. The investigation Mia and the students take part in is fascinating and tense. The house is vividly described and it’s easy to visualise and the reader can easily put themselves in Mia’s position and share her fear.
This book is also about grief and guilt.
Mia has struggled to deal with the guilt and sense of responsibility she feels about Holly’s death. Years later she hasn’t moved forward. It’s even hard when she has seen Holly since and is certain she is being haunted.
Taking part in the investigation and confronting some of her feels helps.Mia understand some of her experiences.
This is a really interesting read that readers of YA will really enjoy
Thank you Little Tiger for my gifted advanced copy of Here Lie the Secrets. I will be adding it to my classroom library when we are back in school.
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