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The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

Written by Lindsay Currie

Narrated by Heather Wynne


The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

Written by Lindsay Currie

Narrated by Heather Wynne

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4.5/5 (10 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
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Released:
Dec 24, 2019
ISBN:
9781494547394
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Description

A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful story that Kirkus Reviews calls "just the ticket for a cold autumn night."

Tessa Woodward isn't exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida. But homesickness turns to icy fear when unexplainable things start happening in her new house. Things like flickering lights, mysterious drawings appearing out of nowhere, and a crackling noise she can feel in her bones.

When her little brother's doll starts crying real tears, Tessa realizes that someone—or something—is trying to communicate with her. And it involves a secret that's been shrouded in mystery for more than one hundred years.

With the help of three new friends, Tessa begins unraveling the mystery of what happened in the house on Shady Street—and more importantly, what it has to do with her!

Publisher:
Released:
Dec 24, 2019
ISBN:
9781494547394
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Lindsay lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and three kids. She loves coffee, Halloween, Disney World and things that go bump in the night! She is the author of Scritch Scratch, What Lives in the Woods, and The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street. Visit her online at lindsaycurrie.com


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  • (3/5)
    While browsing Scribd for middle grade options to use in a readathon(Believathon 3!), I came across this book. I'd never heard of it before, but the cover hooked me and the story sounded interesting. So, of course, I immediately put it on my tbr for this month once I found it fit some of the readathon prompts. And I'm still glad I put it on there even if I didn't love this book as much as I thought I would.

    The characters were well written. I could totally understand Tessa's dislike of moving especially given her age. It's hard to leave your best friend behind along with everything familiar to suddenly be in a new, strange place where you're also the new kid in school(I've been the new kid & hated it every time) with parents that aren't quite like other parents. Given the situation though she was really understanding which I thought was a rather nice thing about her character. Not to say that she didn't get frustrated, but she knew how important the move was to her father. Of course, things get extra tricky when the creepy house you live in is haunted and you don't want to tell your parents who are already acting like your little brother mentioning ghosts is just part of haven't yet adjusted to the move. The bond between Tessa and her family is really lovely, though I was expecting more of a dynamic between her and her little brother than I felt was delivered. Tessa's new friends though? She eventually feels comfortable telling them cause they seem to know more about her house's history. The little group is a fascinating bunch with characters that each stand on their own in terms of personality. Their growth and development was good to see. My favorite of the bunch was definitely Nina and seeing how she grew as a character as part of her new friendship with Tessa was delightful. My least favorite thing though was the situation with Cassidy though. It felt like it was supposed to be important yet it isn't resolved until near the end and the resolution just felt. . . out of place? I don't know. I just felt like there was going to be something more significant to this issue especially as it started early in the story and got mentioned a good deal.

    As to the setting and atmosphere, that was done well too. While the book wasn't as spooky as I was hoping it did have some real atmospheric feeling moments that gave me goosebumps. The cemetery is one of my favorite scenes for sure. It really worked well for the mystery itself. Though the story outcome itself was one of my least favorite parts. It was a good mystery that was sweet and the lesson was a good one, but at the same time I really wanted more out of it and that's why I didn't enjoy it as much. The other element that felt off was the time frame. So much happened in a very short amount of time including the resolutions of things that felt like they would take longer.

    Overall, the story had more things I liked from it than I disliked which is important. The narrator did a really good job as well. I'll definitely at least give another book by this author a try.
  • (3/5)
    Tessa is already upset with having to move from Florida to Chicago for her dad's job, but when she starts to suspect her house is haunted, she wants to move back to the sunny beaches even more. A new group of friends just might change her mind, both about Chicago and about solving the mystery behind her home's history.This was a fun, spooky middle grade read that flew by. The characters felt real, and I enjoyed their forming friendship and the paranormal research they embarked on. I especially loved that the book was set in Chicago-it always makes it extra fun when the setting is one you know well.If you are looking for a quick enjoyable read as the Halloween season approaches, this would be a good book to pick up.
  • (5/5)
    A great spooky ready! Longer review to come!
  • (5/5)
    *I received an ebook copy of this book via the kidlitexchange for review purposes. All opinions are my own.Tessa's family is moving from Florida to Chicago. Her parents are excited about the old 1800s house they purchased, but right away Tessa can sense something is not right. Weird, creepy, and downright scary things start to happen to Tessa in her home. Is her home haunted? What does this ghost want? Can Tessa's new friends help her discover what is happening in Tessa's home? I absolutely loved THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET! This is the perfect ghost mystery for any middle-grade reader. Creepy, but not too creepy. Although the mystery of Inez Clark is at the heart of the story, the main character Tessa, also learns a lot about friendship and dealing with change. This just might be my favorite ghost mystery book of all time! I recommend it for grades four and up.
  • (4/5)
    The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street is the story of Tessa, artist, almost-teenager, and lover of sunny Florida, and her family's move to a creepy old house in Chicago. In some particularly scary scenes, Tessa quickly realizes that someone or something is haunting her house. As she navigates her new school and community, she makes new friends who ultimately help her solve the riddle of her haunting. Author Currie balances horror, friendship, and real-life in this middle grade novel perfect for new and seasoned ghost-story fans. Currie takes a few liberties in the narrative, encouraging kids to balance screen time, etc., but they don't feel out of place or preachy. Let's hope Currie continues to write shivery tales for middle graders!