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