88 Lime Street: The Way In by Denise Kirby
Published by Scholastic Australia
In this mysterious and magical novel by Denise Kirby, we are taken into the life of young girl named Ellen and her family as they arrive at their new home – a mischievous old house with eclectic elements and structures and a history of inhabitants from across the decades.
Soon after arriving, Ellen notices that strange things start to happen of which only she is aware. Are these strange occurrences safe or sinister? Ellen starts to become more involved in uncovering the hidden secrets of the house in order to find some answers. Meanwhile, Ellen’s parents wonder if Ellen’s odd behaviour is due to her difficulty in settling in to the new school as she is teased, bullied and struggles to make friends. Could this be true? Or could the secrets of the house actually help Ellen to face her personal challenges of life and school.
This book is easy to read and suitable for young teens onwards. Beyond the mystery and intrigue of the old house there is a human story of a young girl trying to find her place in her new world.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Denise Kirby
Title: 88 Lime Street: The Way In
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: May 2015