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Mystery of the Attic Hardcover – May, 2003


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"A star on the rise, author TJ Perkins is someone to watch. Get in on the ground floor now." -- Rick Mohr, Syndicated Reviewer Midwest Book Review & Dream Forge.com --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Author

This story is based upon something very scary that happened to me when I was thirteen, while living in an old farmhouse. I took that situation and built a huge fictional story around it. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources (May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613993411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613993418
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

More About the Author

TJ Perkins is a gifted and well-respected author in the mystery/suspense genre for YA and fantasy for teens. TJ has 8 YA mysteries under GumShoe Press and a new 5 book fantasy series entitled Shadow Legacy with Silver Leaf Books.

Always a strong presence at Balticon, TJ conducts writer workshops for adults and teens. Her short stories for young readers have appeared in the Ohio State 6th Grade Proficiency Test Preparation Book, Kid's Highway Magazine, and Webzine 'New Works Review,' just to name a few. She's placed five times in the CNW/FFWA chapter book competition. Her short story of light horror for tweens, The Midnight Watch, was published Oct 2007 by Demon Minds Magazine.

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If you don't read TJ Perkin's books, you're missing some reading joy in life.
OnepoetGem
Her writing is clear, crisp and written with such genuine care for the subject and the characters that you can't help but be drawn in.
"sunbed007"
It is aimed for ages preteen to early teens but I found it such a fun and enjoyable read.
Sue Billings

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Well..... on October 25, 2013
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This book was very good but a bit repetitive I recommend it to kids aged 9-13 I'm 12 and I enjoyed it it doesn't get boring but at a certain point it's easy to predict what will happen
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue Billings on August 30, 2013
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I enjoy the supernatural and I loved this ghost story. It is aimed for ages preteen to early teens but I found it such a fun and enjoyable read. This was another page turner for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Jenkins on October 14, 2010
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I've started reading some teen books before I give them to my grandchildren and have found that I really like them. This one on the other hand was lame and I felt poorly written. It was alright but it was so predictable and I think even a young teenage would feel the same.
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By A Customer on December 2, 2003
Format: Paperback
Thirteen-year-old Melissa's mom remarries, and their house isn't big enough for Melissa's new stepdad and his daughter, Becky. Melissa doesn't mind moving, really. She and her mom have moved plenty of times. What is different for Melissa is that this time they are sharing the ancient farmhouse. And it's not just Dad and Becky that she's got to get used to. She's certain there is something, someone, in the attic. Melissa bonds with her new stepsister as they try to unravel and amend the secrets that the home has held for centuries. The haunting only occurs when the girls are alone, so they are forced to fight the evil without help from their skeptical parents. However, the spirit of a kind young man comes to their aid, in the hope that by righting past wrongs he will be released to, at long last, rest in peace. Reminiscent of Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys, MYSTERY OF THE ATTIC will captivate young readers and their parents alike. This book gives validation to every child whose Mom has ever uttered, "Nobody's on the roof, honey, it's just the wind blowing in the trees." And although this novel has a gratifying conclusion, I anxiously await its sequel. TJ Perkins is an author to watch.
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By "sunbed007" on August 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
In her second novel, author TJ Perkins has managed to create a story that captivates and compels the reader into the adventures of Melissa and her stepsister Becky as they try to unravel the mystery. Her writing is clear, crisp and written with such genuine care for the subject and the characters that you can't help but be drawn in. I found that with my own child, it kept her interested, and was not a chore for her to finish; she enjoyed it from cover to cover, as did I. Add to this that the author writes from her own experiences when she was 13, and this makes for a gripping tale that is near to impossible to put down once you start.
I hope there are more books to come from the mind of TJ Perkins, and I for one will be reading them as quick as I can get my hands on them.
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