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Summary The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills #1

Nto flames she begins to uestion her own sanity Now she sees signs of the dead everywhere and she and a group of new friends may be all that stands between the new high school and a doorway to he It's rare to read a thriller written for a YA audience with such a perceptive sense of c

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The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills #1

Everyone in Grey Hills knows about the fire that burned down the old high school fifty years ago Macy Pierce grew up hearing horror stories about the students who burned alive inside it It was a I love this book I think it's interesting I would love to keep continuing reading these

Jennifer Skogen ò 9 Summary

Tragic accidentright? After Macy's brother dies over the summer she doesn't expect the first day of her junior year to feel normal But when she starts seeing things including a teacher bursting i Gr 8 Up Macy Pierce starts her junior year of high school isolated and grieving after th


10 thoughts on “The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills #1

  1. says:

    More reviews at Mrs ReaderPantsWHAT I LIKED The story begins uickly and is easy to get into which will help encourage reluctant readers to keep reading The plot is easy to follow and suspenseful For about the first half I enjoyed the story and looked forward to readingWHAT I DIDN'T LIKE So much profanity If you have read my reviews before you probably know that profanity does not much affect whether or not I purchase a book for my school After working with middle and high school students for many years I know that my students even the most innocent of them have heard profanity at school in public and often at homeRather than picking apart every swear word in a book I look at the purpose of profanity in the story Does it help define a character? Does it make a setting or social environment realistic? In the case of The Burning the answer is a resounding NO This book has so much unnecessary profanity F bombs are all over the place and all the characters speak as though the F word is part of their everyday repertoire Profanity is way overused here and adds absolutely nothing to the plot I did not connect with any of the characters Macy just seems mean to Jackson who is the only character I sort of liked And where are Dom Sam and Trev's parents? These three self described ghost hunters are still just high school students Where do they live? How do they buy food? Who bought Dom's car? Do they have medical and car insurance? So unrealistic that three teens could bounce around the USA solving ghost mysteries without gaining any attention from children's services Finally we get to that abrupt ending What happened there? Is my ARC missing a chapter? I reread the last chapter and still didn't get the ending It just STOPSTHE BOTTOM LINE The Burning has potential but it does have its issues too Better in the first half than the second School librarians need to be aware of excessive profanitySTATUS IN MY LIBRARY Due to excessive profanity and abrupt ending I have no plans to purchase this oneREADALIKES Creepover series NightRATING BREAKDOWN Overall 25 Creativity 25 Characters 15 Engrossing 35 Writing 35 Appeal to teens 35 Appropriate length to tell the story 35 CONTENT Language extreme nothing is off the table here 60 F bombs 23 shits Sexuality mild; unwelcome kiss; pawing at jeans Violence mild; past suicide arsonmurder and attempted murder DrugsAlcohol mild; Macy's brother was killed in a drunk driving accident


  2. says:

    Very compelling ghost story with intriguing characters definitely kept me on the edge of my seat I read most of it in one sitting because I couldn't put it downThe author did a great job building tension and moving the story forward I loved the characters and I think the author successfully captured the way teenagers especially teenagers in a difficult situation speak The end was abrupt but that is pretty standard for books that are part of a seriesI loved the book and can't wait for the next one


  3. says:

    I love this book I think it's interesting I would love to keep continuing reading these books This book was about a girl named Macy and her brother had recently passed away and she can also see ghosts she also has recently met new friends and they are kind of ghost hunters


  4. says:

    Gr 8 Up Macy Pierce starts her junior year of high school isolated and grieving after the death of her older brother Nick in an alcohol related car crash Nobody knows what to say to her least of all her former friend Jackson who is living with grief of his own And when she freaks out after seeming to hallucinate a teacher burning to death in front of the class tongues really start to wag Fortunately she makes some new friends Trev Sam and Dom Unfortunately the three claim to be itinerant teenage ghost hunters and soon they are giving Macy bad news ghosts are all around they’re dangerous and the danger seems to be converging on her high school Smartmouthed realistically profane dialogue enlivens this Pacific Northwest page turner Printed in large type it is a fine choice for hi lo readers who like a good scare —Paula Willey


  5. says:

    Macy has enough to deal with as she returns to school after the death of her brother without also seeing horrifying images including a teacher bursting into flames at the front of a classroom Living in Grey Hills everyone is aware of the legend of the old high school that burned down and took many lives with it Is there a connection between Macy's fiery images and the old high school? Strange and dangerous things start to happen at the high school and only a few students seem to be able to see the truth Can Macy and her friends stop a plan to open a gate to hell on their campus? This is a fast paced story that ends leaving you hungry for the next book in this series


  6. says:

    Macy new to a town discovers that her high school is haunted through horror stories and starts to uestion her sanity once she starts seeing things I was not really into this book as much I stopped reading for a bit I want to try and finish the book and continue with the series some time this summer I recommend this book to readers who are interested in horror type of books


  7. says:

    Was the plot well crafted? No Were the characters dynamic? No But I will certainly be recommending this to my less confident readers It looks like a high school book It reads like many high school ghost stories but at a reading level that many of my special education students will be comfortable with picking up It doesn't look like a baby book


  8. says:

    Read this book is about 2 hours Was uick and engaging Loved the storyThis young girl has to find a way to learn how to deal with her new ability to see ghosts and what is happening around her I won't give a lot away but I recommend it to anyone who likes a not too scary ghost story but an intriguing storylineFirst of a 6 book series


  9. says:

    It's rare to read a thriller written for a YA audience with such a perceptive sense of character and such wonderful descriptive writing I found myself snickering at the wisecracking acerbic characters particularly Macy Of course these high schoolers are much cooler than I was in high schoolthey're like the high schoolers I wished I could be I found myself very drawn in by the eerie tone of The Burning and its accelerating sense of danger lurking ahead The paranormal touches were handled extremely well and in the genre of kids who see ghosts I found this real but not uite world to be fresh and surprising I actually usually avoid genre fiction but am so glad I gave this series a chance I absolutely can't wait to find out what happens at the end of the series and what dark secret lurks in the town of Grey HillsAlso one note I notice some of the other reviewers mentioning swearing I felt like the author struck the right balance and represented the tone of how teenagers actually talk It did not bother me at all and seems fine for the intended age group and upLastly I think this book might be a source of solace for young adults who have experienced grief and loss the writing was very sensitive on this


  10. says:

    Not a bad read but not that great either I have to ask though HOW THE HELL IS THIS A MIDDLE GRADE BOOK??? There are so many curse words used in this book it should have a picture of a sailor on it Or maybe a trucker Aside from the major use of profanity I had other issues with the book I mean it's only 216 pages long How many issues can a short book have? PlentyI won't list them ALL but I will mention the biggest issue How is this not almost totally not like The Legion series by Kami Garcia Or even like Supernatural but for kids? I don't know It felt weird and awkward to read to me There are redeeming ualities to the story though It wasn't all complete garbage The characters are interesting The idea of how and why people start 'seeing' ghosts was an interesting concept The plot lacked some kind of spark though Almost like it needed to have thought put into it There are going to be 5 6 books in the series? So I may possibly read the rest some day Will I go out of my way to demand the books as soon as they are released? NoRead it anyway and find out if you like it for yourself Who knows? You might


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