The Dollhouse Murders (2020)

The Dollhouse Murders Betty Ren Wright The Dollhouse Murders Best selling author Betty Ren Wright earned eight state awards for this middle grade mystery about a murder kept secret in a dollhouse Amy is terrified She hears scratching and scurrying noises coming
  • Title: The Dollhouse Murders
  • Author: Betty Ren Wright
  • ISBN: 9780823404971
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
The Dollhouse Murders Betty Ren Wright Best selling author Betty Ren Wright earned eight state awards for this middle grade mystery about a murder kept secret in a dollhouse Amy is terrified She hears scratching and scurrying noises coming from the dollhouse, and the dolls she was playing with are not where she left them Dolls can t move by themselves, she tells herself But every night when Amy goes into thBest selling author Betty Ren Wright earned eight state awards for this middle grade mystery about a murder kept secret in a dollhouse Amy is terrified She hears scratching and scurrying noises coming from the dollhouse, and the dolls she was playing with are not where she left them Dolls can t move by themselves, she tells herself But every night when Amy goes into the attic to check on the dollhouse, it is filled with an eerie light and the dolls have moved again Are the dolls trying to tell her something Are their movements connected to grisly murders of her own great grandparents
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  1. Johanna

    Ah, 1987 was a good year A little Johanna received this book as the summer commenced and she read, oh she read She read the crap out of this book and then eyed the dollhouse looming in the corner of her shared bedroom with distrust and concern She decided that she did not wish to get murdered by the inhabitants first, so she pushed it against the wall nearer to her sister s bed Poor Becky, she thought, she is going to have to meet her maker someday, hopefully sooner than later as Becky was serio [...]

  2. Ivonne Rovira

    Like R.L Stine and Mary Downing Hahn, the late Betty Ren Wright weaves a tale sure to terrify any tween But than just delicious chills imbues The Dollhouse Murders.Amy Treloar, nearly 13 years old, can t help resent her 11 year old brain damaged sister Louann Louann s inappropriate behavior leaves Amy with few friends but lots of anger just under the surface until she finally explodes and runs off to her Aunt Claire, newly relocated from Chicago to the isolated family homestead outside of town [...]

  3. Maggie

    I first picked up The Dollhouse Murders a little around five years ago, when I was a kid I read it, it chilled me, I moved to another city, and slowly I forgot the title Somedays the idea of the book came rushing back, and I was frustrated that I could not remember the title to reread it, at least, until I found the title in my brother s book order The Dollhouse Murders is about a girl named Amy who moves in with her aunt to try and escape some stress at home One day she discovers a dollhouse in [...]

  4. Colleen Venable

    I don t care what anyone says is BRILLIANT for keeping this amazingly bad cover No revision could be as terrifying and wasn t that the whole point This was the sort of cover I would have taped paper over when I was little just like I always did when I read THE WITCHES and any Bruce Coville where an adult was taking off their human face to reveal an alien one beneath Yeah, book covers were so much better in the 80 s All and all not a bad story and certainly freaked the begeebees out of this 28 ye [...]

  5. Rebecca McNutt

    I used to love this book when I was a kid, and for a middle grade fiction novel is really deals with serious issues in a surprisingly in depth and understanding way The main character is a young girl left looking after her sister who suffers from brain damage, and things only get intense when the dollhouse comes into the picture.

  6. Tressa

    Found this at a thrift store to add to my juvenile literature collection I love books about miniature people, and don t have any in my own collection A teen girl who s feeling overwhelmed from taking care of her brain damaged sister after school decides to spend a few weeks with her aunt, who is staying in her deceased parents house and planning to clean it out so she can sell it and return to her life in Chicago The girl finds a doll house in the attic natch , and it comes with four dolls her a [...]

  7. Alicia

    I LOVED this book, but somehow had forgotten all about it until I saw someone s review on here I remember that I had an intense reaction to the conclusion of the story, feeling like I had been punched in the stomach I don t even really remember what happened, just that the dolls moved around and revealed who the real killer was Perfect way to creep oneself out before bed

  8. Rebecca

    An entertaining mystery for the YA Middle Grade reader Somehow I missed this one when I was growing up It s better than most novels written for young people The ghost stuff is well done and it has the added element of a young girl becoming a teenager and resenting all the babysitting she has to do for her disabled sister Highly recommended.

  9. Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill

    I received this book from a friend who thought I would enjoy it due to my belief in ghosts and the supernatural She was spot on This is a YA genre novel about Amy who is 12 years old and her family, especially her mentally challenged sister, Louann Amy loves her sister, but is tired of having to deal with her Amy has to take care of her after school while her parents are still at work and takes her wherever she goes Amy resents it because she feels she is losing friends or is having a hard time [...]

  10. Amanda

    Such a wonderful book for young readers It covers some critical growing up topics and has a light mystery The book centers around family and friends and what it means to be a friend and the importance of family The eerie dollhouse and years unsolved mystery makes this a very intriguing story.

  11. Eden

    Amy is 12 years old, about to be 13 and she is tired of taking care of her sister Amy s sister, Louanna, is mentally challenged One day at the mall, when Amy was supposed to spend the day with her friend Ellen and she was made to bring Louanna, everything goes wrong Amy has had enough and tells her mother so.But all her mother tells her is that she is selfish, that she is cruel and she is a girl that has everything Amy becomes so upset that she runs to her Aunt Clare, who is currently staying in [...]

  12. Addy Browning

    Ok so what do you want to know about Oh right, the book It starts off with a girl, Amy, who has a mom a dad and a sister, Louannn, who thinks she is annoying Her family can be a little bit frustrating, and one time she gets so angry she runs all the way over to a old family mansion, where her aunt is staying for a few weeks Amy decides to stay with her aunt When they go up to the attic there is a doll house just waiting with bad memories Amy finds the old doll house full of mysteries One day Amy [...]

  13. Piepie

    This was one of my favorite mysteries when I was a kid my copy had a different cover , and I m glad to see the story holds up even now that I m much older I loved the murder mystery, loved the family secrets, and drama Main character Amy desperately needs a break from sister sitting her mentally challenged sister, Louann, comes across as of a burden than anything else We all know someone like Louann, and we look on people we know like Louann s family and think to ourselves, How on earth do they [...]

  14. Liza Morrison

    Wow, how books have changed in the past 20 years No one would publish a 120 page book for 9 12 year olds like this any Murder, hauntings, guilt, uptight parents, crazy mood swings I read this kind of stuff when I was younger and didn t become a serial killer so why are some parents today so worried about letting kids read this kind of thing

  15. Jen

    Oh , you knew how to get me to part with my hard earned allowance Scary books dealing with dolls coming to life was a pretty common theme in the 80 s This book scared the CRAP out of me the first time around, and I recently found it used for super cheap and it still kind of gave me the creeps Behind the Attic Wall trumps Dollhouse Murders but barely.

  16. Monique

    Finished this old school creepy book the other night to recommend as hey its copyright 1983 but its on my shelves, its Halloween and I haven t read it yet I was super curious LOLOkay so the story of Amy and her life with her mildly retarded sister Louann which in itself is a powerful topic for a novel at the time however there is something bigger at play than Amy s growing resentment towards her sister s outbursts and need for constant attention With Amy losing friends and needing time away from [...]

  17. orton41290

    The Dollhouse Murders is equal parts Mystery that you aren t meant to collect little clues and solve on your own before Sherlock does and ham fisted, saccharin everyone is important, so love for all Amy lives with her mother, father, and her developmentally disabled sister Louann Amy is 12 year old and is sick of having to take care of Louann Louann is constantly making a scene and causing Amy to have a hard time making and keeping friends Amy s aunt Clare is in town, clearing out Amy s grandpar [...]

  18. Erin

    I forgot how much I loved this book It was probably the book that started my love with all things paranormal.12 year old Amy struggles to make friends as she is often called upon to take care of her 11 year old developmentally disabled sister Louann After fleeing to her Aunt Clare, who is currently staying in an old family home to ready it for sale, after an argument with her mother it is determined Amy should stay with Aunt Clare for a while Amy finds her aunt s childhood dollhouse in the attic [...]

  19. Hannah Wagner

    Amy s small sister Louann has a mental disorder and Amy has to take care of her most of the time, because both of their parents work the whole day Many of Amy s classmates know about that she has to take care of her little sister, so Amy doesn t really have friends When Amy is really sick of her responsibility and has a big fight about Louann with her parents, mostly her mum, her aunt Claire takes Amy under her wings and suggests that Amy could live with her for some time The only problem is tha [...]

  20. Celeste

    I first read this in middle school, and I remember being super creeped out by it but also enthralled Throughout my childhood I was half convinced that my dolls and other toys came to life when I wasn t there or awake , a thought that simultaneously terrified and excited me The idea flourished in my mind thanks to a bunch of books, movies, and TV shows based around that premise, including this one And, okay, I m in my 30s now and I was STILL a little creeped out lying in my bed in the dark after [...]

  21. Brenda

    This book about a young girl named Amy, who upon having a argument with her mom over her sister Louann, which is brain damaged, runs to her aunts house and is invited to stay awhile Upon staying there she finds a dollhouse, which is an exact replica of the house her aunt lives in now Her a friend find some dolls that go with the house and then leave it to go downstairs Later that night just before supper, she remembers she forgot to close the dollhouse and goes to close it, only to realize one d [...]

  22. Josiah

    The Dollhouse Murders stands up well as a good mystery, decades after its first printing Betty Ren Wright has done a commendable job on constructing a different sort of mystery story that is successfully multi dimensional in its thrust I think that the temptation in many such stories is to focus almost exclusively on the eerieness of the supernatural events that occur, but The Dollhouse Murders stands tall on several levels The author has taken the time and effort to form a family that is made [...]

  23. Ann

    The Dollhouse Murders was one of my absolute favorite books as a kid My love of spooky stuff almost completely stems from this, and it still creeped me out as an adult It was a pleasure to revisit it after so many years.

  24. Sarah

    Like so many pre adolescents, I went through my scary book phase, and devoured the offerings of Christopher Pike, R.L Stine, and authors of similar ilk, and The Dollhouse Murders was just one among many though I do remember enjoying it enough to re read it several times.I just picked it up again, some 15 years or so later, and I was actually completely sucked in again The characters are well fleshed out, there are a lot of things going on, and the suspense is excellent I was reading this late at [...]

  25. Suzanne

    I picked this up after finding it on a list of recommendations for middle grade horror For such a corny title, I admit I was expecting a corny book, but it was anything but that I thought it was excellent My elementary school library must not have had the book, because I m sure I would have found it and loved it back then.The mystery is solid, given the age group of the intended audience, and I found parts of it to be genuinely creepy, even reading this as an adult The part that really shone for [...]

  26. Amanda

    This book creeped me out for years this book made me sleep with the lights on Then I FINALLY forgot about it FINALLY.Years later, I found it again, and thought foolishly , ha, I am older now and much braver I will read this book and NOT be scared I am an IDIOT An IDIOT with a VERY overactive imagination.Still was scared, but managed to not sleep with the light on Still creeped out beyond belief though.Now as a grownup that word is in air quotes in my mind whenever I refer to myself that way , wh [...]

  27. Anna W

    I have recently read Betty Ren Wrights Dollhouse murders In this book Amy the main charicter has a sister with disabilities Her mom makes her take care of her sister and leaves her no time for her friends Amy spends a few weeks at her aunts house there is a miniture dollhouse that looks just like her aunts house When she plays with the dollhouse the dolls move and aroun midnight there is an eerie green light Is the dollhouse trying to tell her somthing about the gory murders of her great grandpa [...]

  28. ✰☽♥✰Unsolved Mystery ✰♥☾✰

    My Description Amy goes to stay with her Aunt in a big country house that belonged to her great grandparents She discovers a beautiful dollhouse that is the exact replica of the one she s staying in She notices strange things going on with the dollhouse She sets out to uncover the mystery surrounding the dollhouse My Review I wanted to re read an old childhood read of mine, and this book is it.The one thing I didn t like about this book is the way Amy s mentally challenged sister is treated by A [...]

  29. Eliza Maxwell

    This book was absolutely terrifying as a child I was probably about nine when I read it, and still today, at 36, just thinking about the book creeps me out enough to turn on a light if it happens to be late at night Little moving dolls made to resemble murdered family members, including the baby brother, that continually reposition themselves into the positions that they were killed in What a creep fest And if I remember correctly, it was on some sort of school summer reading list Because teachi [...]

  30. Martha

    I know that I read this multiple times as a kid, when I was going through my supernatural mystery phase, but didn t really remember the details much And I admit that the creepy attic, dolls moving around on their own scenes still gave me chills this time around I guess I m just that much of a wimp, and it s a good thing I read it on a bright Saturday morning.

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