“Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.”
Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody’s probably just trying to scare him since he’s the new kid . . . a “stuck-up snot” from Connecticut. But Daniel’s seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been “took”?
Paperback, 272 pages
Published on September 6, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0544813103
ISBN-13: 9780544813106
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  • unicorn00
    unicorn00Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:23 am55 stars
    i thought it was a great book.
    • MercyWednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:39 am
      Great book
      • marlo13
        marlo13Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm55 stars
        “Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.” Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody’s probably just trying to scare him since he’s the new kid . . . a “stuck-up snot” from Connecticut. But Daniel’s seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been “took”? scary
        • pericat
          pericatMonday, December 4, 2017 at 12:05 pm55 stars
          “Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.” Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives upon Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody’s probably just trying to scare him since he’s the new kid . . . a “stuck-up snot” from Connecticut. But Daniel’s seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been “took”? From this beginning, I can tell it's going to be a good book even tho I haven't read it yet
          • marlo13
            marlo13Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm55 stars
            nice work i bet you love it
          • puppydoglover01
            puppydoglover01Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:47 am
            It seems scary I LOVE SCARY
            • crayons
              crayonsMonday, December 4, 2017 at 9:43 am22 stars
              CREEPY
              • michanat000o
                michanat000oFriday, December 1, 2017 at 11:20 am55 stars
                love this book
                • michanat000o
                  michanat000oFriday, December 1, 2017 at 11:18 am55 stars
                  i'm just starting the book it awsome so far you should read it but don't spoile it for other poeple like some people did
                  • Olivia^&^&^Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 2:36 pm
                    the doll is cursed because it whispers only to Erica and Old Auntie sies on the little girl and she talks to Erica and Auntie cursed the doll and she made the doll tell Erica to go in the woods with her every day after school so she can snatch Erica and make her her slave for fifty years
                    • Olivia^&^&^Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm
                      The book was so awesome. I cried at the end when she was like "Mommy!"