Reviewed by LG (age 9)
I enjoyed reading this story because it was scary. My favorite scary part was when the man started to chase Grady and Emily out of the swamp. I was scared throughout the story because I felt like the two children were being followed everywhere they went. This is the first really scary book that I read and I liked it. My imagination was very active as I read this story. I think girls might like this book if more of the characters were girls. If you have ever passed a deserted house you can identify with the main characters when they discovered the house in the swamp. This part will give you the creeps.
I recommend this book for children in third grade and higher. The book did not contain any pictures and it had twenty-nine chapters. It might be a difficult book for a young child to read. I also recommend this book for kids who like to be scared. Many of the discriptions and actions were enough to give me nightmares.