Wait Till Helen Comes

May 12, 2009
Number of stars (1 to 5): I would have to give this book a 4.5, because it's good but it could have been great!

Introduction- The book I had chosen to read, Wait Till Helen Comes, took place in Holwell, Maryland around summer time. It is a well written story about a young little girl who, when the family and she move to an old church, she starts talking to a ghost, named Helen! In this book the authors main purpose is to show you how one little girl can change everything! This book to me is an outstanding one.

Description and summary of main points- Wait Till Helen Comes was written by: Mary downing Hahn and published in 1986. - In quite, old Holwell, Maryland, a new couple moves into an old church with a house built onto it. There little girl, Heather, is a little brat to her new step-sister, Molly and her new set-brother, Michael. When they move into the country Heather starts talking to a ghost and make the ghost do bad stuff to her step-brothers and step-sisters room. The ghost trashes everything and then after a while Helen wants heather to go into the deep water with her and…. well you're going to have to read the book to figure out what happens. When you read this book you will find out that a little girl is very confused and worried, because she thinks that she killed her mother. I honestly loved this book I just wish it would have been a little scarier!

Evaluation- I really liked this book. Wait Till Helen Comes is a book that I would read again and for me that is amazing because I am not a big reader. There are some things that I liked about this book. I liked that they used a fictional character. I didn't like that they didn't put more mystery and horror into it. I would probably suggest this book to someone younger than me, but not older. This is because this book doesn't have a lot of mystery or/and horror and teenagers like books like that.

Conclusion- In conclusion this book was over all a very good book!

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Hippiealien said...
Jun. 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm
I was really dissipointed.. i thought it was going to be really scary..nope i could have read it in a thunderstorm at midnight with the night out..but it had a great story just wished it was scarier :/
neka .boo on rocks said...
Dec. 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm
the book was good i read it in 5th greade and im reading it in 8th
Diana101 said...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm
This book is awsome. I love all of Mary Downing Hahn's books.
SoccerpersonX7 said...
May 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm
I loveddd this book the best i hav ever read <33333
metz6294 replied...
May 14, 2010 at 10:26 am
im glade youu lovedd the bookk... the author has some othr bookss tht r really good 2!!. :)
Victoria F. said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 10:41 am
I liked this book also. I wish it would have been scarier too. I enjoyed reading it, it kept me wondering what was going to happen next.
metz6294 replied...
May 14, 2010 at 10:24 am
i kno. i was wanting to kno wat was going to happen nxt through the whole thng... but i loved itt! . it was amazzingg.! :)
sallysunshine said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 9:18 pm
i really enjoyed this book, im doin a book report on it aaaaaaaaand its due tuesday
metz6294 replied...
May 14, 2010 at 10:23 am
heyy.. yu'll do great on your book report ths was a great book to pickkk. :) hope youu get a good grade..! :)
casey99 replied...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 10:38 am
i have too do a book report on "Wait Till Helen Comes" too but i have too write a song about it .it is pretty easy! it is due today but i skipped school because im sick.    June 1st 2010:)
metz6294 replied...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 10:53 am

lol.. thts nice skipping skool.! i hope your okayy.!

feel better.!


♥Dani G. (= said...
Dec. 17, 2009 at 8:13 am
this books looks scaryyy ! i wanna read it.♥
metz6294 replied...
Dec. 17, 2009 at 10:17 am
it's not really scaryyy but it's a really goood book to read, i enjoyed it and i dn't like 2 read!. :)
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