Title: Through Her Eues
Author: Jennifer Archer
Genre: Teen Fiction, Ghost Stories Fiction,
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
ISBN-13 Book: 9780061834585
Source: Received ARC from Teen Book Scene Tours. This is my honest review!
Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Tansy Piper has always moved frequently. Living for a short time in whatever town or city her mother's latest novel is set in. She has never had time to make friends until the last move when she lived in San Francisco and met her friend Hailey. Now her mother is once more moving her across the country to Cedar Canyon, Texas, the town where her grandfather grew up. Once again leaving her friends behind, and now having to deal with her grandfather's failing health, Tansy finds herself living in a mysterious old house with a haunting history of its own. As Tansy delves deeper into the mystery of the house and its former occupant, a young man Henry who supposedly committed suicide, she starts to find herself drawn into the story of the house and the town. A story she may not find her way out of.
Archer is an expert at setting a scene and mood. This book will literally give you chills! It all starts out with things in Tansy's camera looking slightly different than the real world. Then she finds herself drawn into the history and the photographs. The house is fittingly creepy, and the history superb.
Tansy is a well developed and believable character. She is curious and talented and is drawn into the story of the house and its former occupant. She is somewhat lost without her Grandfather, who has always been strong for her and been her caretaker, but is now needing to be cared for himself.
Tansy's mother is caring but distant. She has moved Tansy so many times because of her career, but doesn't realize how hard it is for Tansy to fit in always being the new girl.
Tate and Henry are fascinating characters. Both of them keep you wanting to know more about their story. I loved Bethyl Ann, the Shakespeare quoting thirteen year old, who immediately accepts Tansy and offers her friendship.
This book has some slow parts, but it keeps you hooked. You want to know what is going on and you want to know what really happened to Henry Peterson. You desperately need to find out what is really going on with Tansy.
Overall, this is a great book! Wonderful characters, great setting, and a perfect mood for a ghost story. Highly recommend especially to those who love a good ghost story.
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