Book review: Winterhouse, by Ben Guterson, illustrated by Chloe Bristol

Guterson, Ben.  Winterhouse.  Illustrated by Chloe Bristol.  Henry Holt and Company, 2018.  ISBN 978-1-250-12388-6. $16.99. 370 pages.  Ages 8-12.  P8Q8

A well written paranormal story (not too scary) based on a discontented teenager who chooses to go her own way instead of taking over the family business and the ramifications of her actions.  Elizabeth is sent by herself to stay at a beautiful hotel over the holiday.  There she discovers the cause of her parent’s death, her mysterious powers, her family roots, and the value of friendship.  I love that the author includes word ladders in every chapter title!

Verdict:  A tame paranormal novel full of mystery and fun, good for the middle grades.

May 2018 review by Terri Lippert

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