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The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright

9 Ratings: 3.1
a book by Betty Ren Wright

Wright's taut, suspenseful novel proves a solid choice to kick off the Live Oak Mysteries audio series. The attic is always a great place to look for nuggets of one's family history, but when 12-year-old Amy explores her great-grandparents' … see full wiki

Publisher: Holiday House
Date Published: August 2008
1 review about The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright

A Paranormal Mystery for Pre-Teens

  • Apr 19, 2009
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Amy is tired of always having the 'burden' of taking care of her developmentally disabled sister. Fortunately for her, her Aunt Clare has recently moved back to town to pack up the house that belonged to Amy's great-grandparents. Amy takes refuge there and finds in the attic an amazing dollhouse that is the exact replica of the house that contains it. Then, the dolls start moving by themselves, re-creating the scene of the great-grandparents' murder. What is the dollhouse trying to tell them?
This was easily one of my favorite books in my pre-teen years. My copy is incredibly worn from repeated readings. Upon re-reading as an adult, I find it holds up well. Amy's conflict with her sister is very genuine and heartfelt. The mystery of the dollhouse is still suspenseful and reveals a satisfying secret. Aunt Clare is a realistic adult and quite three-dimensional. Recommended for any pre-teen girl.

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June 17, 2009
Wow...you totally brought me back to my pre-teen years with this one! I haven't heard this title in AGES! Between you and @LingEatsCake and her review of Sweet Valley High, you two are bringing back some fun memories. Thanks for the memories!
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