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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Robin Mayhall
Heartwood Hotel: Home Again by Kallie George
The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part Three by Michael Dante DiMartino
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Nate Expectations by Tim Federle
No Mallets Intended by Victoria Hamilton
Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Goux
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim
This is Rome by Miroslav Sasek
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The Haunting on Heliotrope Lane: 04/01/20

The Haunting on Heliotrope Lane

The Haunting on Heliotrope Lane by Carolyn Keene is the sixteenth of the Nancy Drew Diaries. Nancy is hired by a classmate because a mutual friend has been acting weird after exploring an abandoned and rumored-to-be-haunted house at the end of Heliotrope Lane.

I happened to read this volume while being halfway through watching the CW's adaptation of Nancy Drew. Now in the television series, ghosts are real. This volume comes closest to crossing that line in book form.

The majority of the book is spent exploring the house. Nancy is looking for reasons for Izzy's strange behavior. She finds all sorts of evidence of squatting. There are some eerie events but there's also signs of some nefarious goings-on.

There are two different stories here. There's Izzy's behavior. And there's the death of the former owner. Though they are separate, they are also related, at least on the periphery.

The next book is Famous Mistakes (2019).

Four stars

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