Monday, March 28, 2011

The Visconti House by Elsbeth Edgar

Laura Horton just moved into the Visconti House, a very old place built by a Mr. Visconti. In school, Laura is constantly made fun of for being the Ghost Girl, and she's getting tired of it. So when Leon Murphy, a weird new kid at her school, moves in next door, she can't help but make herself a promise to stay away from him. She doesn't need any more abnormal ties in her life. After hearing lots of comments about the house she is now living in, she decides to explore the house's history, with Leon doing some research of his own. Can Laura and Leon discover the Visconti House's secret? And will they join together and form a wonderful friendship? Read to find out!

The Visconti House by Elsbeth Edgar has a story line that is original and common, but it still amazed me. It has a little mystery, friendship, romance, and some of the issues normal teens go through today. The author had a really good ending; it left me wanting more, but it did end at exactly the right moment. The only thing I would add to the book is a little more suspense about the house and owner's history. It was wonderful, and I would definitely recommend it to grades five and above.

Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Fresno, California USA