The Girl Behind the Glass by Jane Kelley

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The house on Hemlock Road used to be someone's home. Until something happened. Something that even after 80 years, can never be forgotten or forgiven . . . .

Eleven-year-old twins Hannah and Anna agree about everything—especially that they don't want to move to the creepy old house on Hemlock Road. But as soon as they move into the house, the twins start disagreeing for the first time in their lives. In fact, it's almost as though something or someone is trying to drive them apart. While Anna settles in, Hannah can't ignore the strange things that keep happening on Hemlock Road. Why does she sense things that no one else in the family does?  Like when the hemlock branch outside waves shush, shush. Or at night, if she listens hard enough, it's almost as though someone is trying to talk to her. Someone no one else can hear. Someone angry enough to want revenge. Hannah, are you listening? Is the house haunted? Is Hannah crazy? Or does something in the house want her as a best friend—forever?


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About Jane Kelley

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JANE KELLEY is the author of the middle-grade novel, Nature Girl (Random House, 2010). She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, her daughter, and a black cat who sometimes cries in the night for no apparent reason. You can visit her website at JaneKelleyBooks.com.
 
Published August 9, 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 194 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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If Hannah and Anna’s older sister, Selena, had tested high enough to place into a good school in their Brooklyn neighborhood, their parents wouldn’t be building a home in the suburbs and the 11-year-olds certainly wouldn’t be living temporarily in the decrepit old house on Hemlock Road, where loc...

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The move to the suburbs and their settling in a (possibly) haunted house is a major milestone for these identical twins, but so is their growing realization that they are not a single person, but rather individuals with their own likes, dislikes, talents, loyalties and jealousies.THE GIRL BEHIND ...

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