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About the Author: Mary Downing Hahn

I grew up in a small shingled house down at the end of Guilford Road in College Park, Maryland Our block was loaded with kids my age We spent hours outdoors playing Kick the Can and Mother, May I as well as cowboy and outlaw games that usually ended in quarrels about who shot whom In the summer, we went on day long expeditions into forbidden territory the woods on the other side of the t

10 thoughts on “Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story

  1. says:

    The lake s deepand darkand dangerous You can find this review and all of my other reviews at Novel Descent Thanks for the support I originally rated this three stars but after rowing it over in my mind I had to drop this one down to one star There was some very problematic issues with the characters and there was one sentence in the book that made my mouth drop, due to racism Deep and Dark and Dangerous is about a young girl who is 13 who goes to stay with her aunt and her little cousin for the summer at a family summer home Her aunt and her siblings haven t been to the house since they were little and they avoid all questions about why they won t go to the house As soon as they arrive at the summer home another young girl named Sissy starts turning up out of nowhere and wanting to play This puts the girls in numerous awkward or dangerous situations, not to mention their moods change when they are around her Ok, I might as well address the elephant in the room right away Was this book racist Well, I wouldn t go as far as to say it was a racist book but I would say there was a very good example of casual racism within it At one point the girls are playing on the beach and Sissy comes up behind them, the girls remark how they did not hear her coming Her response is and I quote, I sneaked up on you, I m as quiet as an Indian It was on page 76 in my edition, incase you want to look at it for yourself Now let s get into why this is so problematic Obviously the comment in itself is pretty racist, referring to the idea that Indians are sneaky Next, there is NO reason for the comment This is probably the biggest issue about this The character is not racist, there is no signs, other than that one throw a way comment that they are racist There is nothing about race in the book and it had nothing to do with anything that was going on Do I think the author was racist I really can t answer that question because I haven t read enough of her work and in the other book I read I didn t particularly notice anything When I first read the sentence that I m referring to, I kind of slowly stopped and thought, there is no way I just read that So, I read it over a few times, looked for some way that I could explain away the racism then I shrugged and figured that this must be a book of its era I guessed this book to be written maybe in the 50s 70s at the latest It read like an older book and the cover suggested it as well, so I checked the year Wrong again, it was published in 2007 bangs head on desk How it got past the editors I ll never know There is just no excuse in the year 2007 to have such stereotypical racism in a book I personally would have an issue allowing children I know to read this without proper context It is normalizing racism Not a good thing in my book I know some people may roll their eyes at the amount of content I m writing on this, but I think it s important that we talk about these things when we see them Another huge issue with this book is the characters None of them are particularly likeable The protagonist isn t awful but there s nothing special about her, the little girl she babysits for is one of the most annoying children I have read about in a long time and Sissy the mysterious girl is just a complete monster of a character, not in a good way The adults are harsh, and when they have their tender moments it s still hard not to think of them as complete batshit crazy morons I just couldn t get on board with any of them Is there anything really positive about this book I thought I liked it at first but I realized I liked the feeling of it It felt like an older story and it gave me a cozy feeling I was letting a lot of things slide because of that I did read Mary Downing Hahn known book Wait Till Helen Comes and enjoyed it much I will read of her books and hope that I do not come into these issues again I can t in my right mind recommend a book like this though.

  2. says:

    This book is very good it is like a mystery and a ghost story if you want to read it CHECK IT OUT

  3. says:

    Deep and Dark and DangerousBy Mary Downing HahnReview By Kaitlyn Have you ever read something that was so deep and dark and dangerous, as this book, Deep and Dark and Dangerous Author Mary Downing Hahn wrote this spectacular, wonderful, amazing ghost adventure Some important character is this story is Dulcie Ali Sissy Emma Mom Ali discovers an old, old photo of three little girls sitting on a bench Ali knows one is her Aunt Dulcie and the other is her mom, but she is puzzled by the third girl sitting next to them Her mom and Dulcie won t tell her and soon she is suspicious Later Ali and Emma meet Sissy Sissy seems to know who this girl is, but won t tell them who it really is Lastly Sissy is trying to tell Emma and Ali something, but what This is a very important question in this mind boggling ghost mystery

  4. says:

    It is creepy But a great book about friendship and is very mystrious.

  5. says:

    blech.so, here is this book in a nutshell claire no, you can t go to the beach house it s bad water is bad everything is bad ouch my head hurts ali mom, you re, like, soooo over protective pete ali, you can go dulcie ali, you will serve as my 13yr old au pair all summer in return, you will have all your emotional needs ignored and i will have all the time in the world to paint creepy pictures of the lake in my studio.emma i m lonely sissy i m cold and lonely and dead come play with me forever, and ever, and ever.ali aunt dulcie, is there something you want to tell us dulcie no you ingrate how dare you ali guess i ll go read To Kill a Mockingbird sissy bury me or else ali i think we should do what she says but first, let me yell at her like i m 7 and storm off like i m 17.dulcie you rotten brat how dare you emma i m lonely sissy i just want a friend and a funeral is that too much to ask oh, hey, a canoe ali umi really think we should tell someone about this deep dark secret you ve been harboring for decadesdulcie fine i ll call the police and the newspapers and my lawyer and your mother.sissy yay i m finally free dulcie yay i m finally free claire yay i m finally free emma i m still lonely.blech.there s virtually no mystery, the adults are all one dimensional, the children are barely 2 d, and most of the characters are just so whiny or awful to like what s up with parents being completely irrational and horrible people in these books troubled, sure, that s forgivable, but irrevocably broken and cruel is problematic.

  6. says:

    So Far, I ve Read That A Girl Name Ali Was looking Through Her Dead Grandmas Stuff, And Found A Book To Read, She Was Flipping Through the Book And Found A Picture That Was Torn She Saw That Her Mom Claire And Her Aunt Dulcie She Saw A Arm Lying On Her Aunt Dulcie s Shoulder, And Wondered Who It Was She Looked On the Back To Find Names, She Saw Her Mom s Name, Claire, Her Aunt s Name, Dulcie, And She Saw A Letter T Like The Rest Of The Body Was Torn, The Name Was To She Asks Her Mom Who It Is, But She Won t Tell She Just Says That She Doesn t Remember Another Girl, It Was Always Just Her And Dulcie She Would Have Called Her Aunt, But Her Mom Would Have Seen The Number On the Phone Bill And Ask Why She Called Her And What They Talked About Well, That s All

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    Ali is invited to spend the summer at the family s old cottage up in Maine, watching her four year old niece Emma for her aunt Dulcie But Ali s mom is dead against it, saying the lake is too dangerous, and that it s a dark and rainy place to have a miserable summer She refuses to talk about her own childhood there, or who the third girl in the old photo Ali finds of her mom and Dulcie as kids at the lake But Dulcie and Ali wear her down, and Ali goes off to Maine, where she finds her mother was right The weather is rainy, cold and depressing But worse than that is Sissy, a local girl who influences Emma into bratty, and risky, behavior Sissy hints that she knows all about the girl in the photo, and what happened years ago that no one else will talk about, but Ali doesn t trust her Creepy and very dark, the atmosphere of dread in this book seems to poison the behavior of the characters Elements such as an old doll and mossy tombstones heighten the tension along the way to the inevitable conclusion You may not have fun reading this, but you will get chills.

  8. says:

    I truly loved and enjoyed this book if you are looking for a great book READ THIS

  9. says:

    It was a pretty cool book.

  10. says:

    This book was a wonderful story There was so much that you could get from it There was happiness, horror, and laughter all mixed in Also some sadness The creepiness of the story brought among the main suspense of the story along with the mystery of the new characters and new conflicts During some times i felt like popping into the book and dealing with the situations myself since i felt they were not strongly dealt with although that was probably the author s point to make sure the story continues at a fast pace The story than being a scare your socks of story is a delicate horror story woven to expose the personality of Sassy and how the book can be scary even without monsters, and goblins and etc The book wasn t at all predictable and even left a couple of red herrings I loved the ending Peace and happiness are two good ways to end a story based on my opinion and Mary Downing Hahn incorporated both those elements into the ending of the story which even brought an extent of tears to my eyes A book I recommend to all for its uniqueness and plot Enjoy

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