Eldritch Manor

Eldritch Manor Twelve year old Willa Fuller is convinced that the old folks in the shabby boarding house down the street are prisoners of their sinister landlady Miss Trang Only when Willa is hired on as housekeepe

  • Title: Eldritch Manor
  • Author: KimThompson
  • ISBN: 9781459703544
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twelve year old Willa Fuller is convinced that the old folks in the shabby boarding house down the street are prisoners of their sinister landlady, Miss Trang Only when Willa is hired on as housekeeper does she discover the truth, which is far fascinating Eldritch Manor is a retirement home for some very strange beings indeed All have stories to tell and petty grTwelve year old Willa Fuller is convinced that the old folks in the shabby boarding house down the street are prisoners of their sinister landlady, Miss Trang Only when Willa is hired on as housekeeper does she discover the truth, which is far fascinating Eldritch Manor is a retirement home for some very strange beings indeed All have stories to tell and petty grievances with one another and the world at large Storm clouds are on the horizon, however, and when Miss Trang departs on urgent business, Willa is left to babysit the cantankerous bunch Can she keep the oldsters in line, stitch up unravelling time, and repel an all out attack from the forces of darkness all while keeping the nosy neighbours out of their business and uncovering a startling secret about her own past

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    1. My rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Eldritch Manor begins very quietly, with twelve-year old Willa being told by her mom that she can't go to the shore to visit her grandfather, but that she has to find a paying job to help support the family. After a series of missteps, Willa ends up finding out about Eldritch Manor, a very strange elderly home with even stranger tenants. Willa accidentally takes the Manor's housekeeper out of the equation, and thus becomes the next housekeeper. In order to te [...]

    2. Very cute. It wrapped up a little too quickly at the end for and I don't think that things were explained fully at the end, which I would have liked, but it was a cute story.

    3. I enjoyed reading this book as I found myself laughing at some of the antics of the characters and eager to find out what happens next. The author's writing style holds a lot of charm and she leaves us with just enough mystery to keep us looking for more. Children will enjoy it and adults will not want to poke their eyes out while reading it to them. My only complaint about this story was that there were too many questions left unanswered and it made me feel that the plot was not fully thought o [...]

    4. Not sure how this one got published, except that I think it's a vanity press pub. Poor characterization (no main character development at all), plot elements that are left unfinished and therefore unsatisfying, an ending battle that is more horror than anything else in the book and therefore doesn't seem to "fit" into the story, and a cast of rather unlikable characters living in the manorl told means that there is little to hold on to in this book. It needed a really firm editor to bring out th [...]

    5. Such a neat idea, but fairly poor execution. I want to love this book, but it just isn't up to it. There's some really good stuff here, but it should have been critiqued and revised a great deal more before publishing.

    6. A really fabulous concept, with really interesting ideas, but the execution was disappointing to me as an adult. However, kids will eat this up, and its appearance on the Silver Birch nominees list for Forest of Reading 2014 makes total sense to me. The one place where kids might have the same sort of challenges as I did would be the ending. The ending wasn't as fleshed out as it should have been (I can deal with open questions; the questions were answered, but so briefly it was as if they didn' [...]

    7. I thoroughly enjoyed "Eldritch Manor". It starts slow, but builds to incredible momentum in the third act. I wish the minor, family drama arc was more fleshed out (although that dinner scene was great), which is the only reason this rating isn't higher. I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for the sequel.I read "Eldritch Manor" as part of a book club read for some of my students. I feel like reading it with my teacher hat on definitely skews my appreciation of the book. I immediately though [...]

    8. Eldritch Manor was not the best book I've ever read. The thing about this was that the beginning was fast and then when it got to the middle it was very boring! In the beginning willa gets a job at a house at the end of the street where al these old fogies live. But then the head boss of the house tells Willa that the people that live in this house are from a different world but have come to this world to live for eternity. One night Willa is about to go to bed when a horse with red eyes goes do [...]

    9. 3.5 out of 5 stars. Enjoyable read, but the ending was a bit rushed, with the family relationship issues wrapped up way to quickly. The main character, Willa, connected the dots a little too easily, especially considering the craziness and danger in which she and her friends were involved. I doubt she would have had the time to think about her family and its makeup. There were some bits of foreshadowing that the reader can pick up on, so the ending isn't a surprise, but there needs to be more to [...]

    10. I gave Eldritch Manor 4 stars. I gave it 4 stars because it really deserves it. Me being who I am, I usually would never even pick up a fantasy book. But to me that book has a lot of great things. Such as funny and unique characters, a twisted plot, a surprising solution, and a very mysterious ending that takes a minute or two to understand. It just doesn't get that 5th star because the beginning is kinda slow. But overall 4 stars is a very good rating for a very good book. Bye

    11. Delightful DELIGHTFUL read!!!When it flew across my page, I almost didn't read it because it was written for children and then I remembered "The Book Thief" and decided to give it a go.What fun! More than glad I read it!Took me back to my youth and all the magic that filled it from authors like Kim Thompson.Read it with your children or your nieces and nephews or your students or borrow your friends children or not and just read it for yourself. You won't be disappointed!

    12. Eldritch Manor is a very involving story focused around a retirement home for very old people that are not what they seem. It has a very nice pace to it which keeps your interest throughout the whole book. There will be some very interesting scenes that alone could make this book into a must read but it is so much more. I Highly recommend youREADthis book.

    13. Should have had quite a bit more editing done; the writing doesn't hold up that well. Still, it was a cute story with more charm than a lot of other books I've finished lately.

    14. Fantastical, starts realistic and gets weirder. Surprise ending, suitable for all ages (above about grade 3-4 due to difficult language), not very long. Cute, not amazing.

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