Friday, December 11, 2009

Deep And Dark And Dangerous

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by: Mary Downing Hahn

Published: May 21,2007

Publisher: Sandpiper

Summary: Just before summer begins, thirteen year old Ali finds an old photograph. She recognizes the two children. One's her mother,the other her Aunt Dulcie...but who is the third person,the one who's been torn out of the picture? Ali will have two months to figure it out,since she's spending the summer with her Aunt and her cousin in the same house her mom and her aunt used to visit when they were kids.

Then Ali meets Sissy. Sissy is mean,spiteful,and determined to ruin Ali's summer. Sissy also has a secret. Could it have something to do with the old photo? Ali is dying to find out.Though,if she's not careful,that's exactly what will happen to her-die,that is.

Review: Everybody loves a scary story right before Christmas!

It all starts when 13 year old Ali finds a picture of 3 girls. She recognizes the first two children as her mom and her Aunt Dulcie,but the other girl is half ripped off and the back only says that her name begins with a T. When for the summer she stays with her Aunt Dulcie and cousin Hannah at the same house her mother used to stay at when they were kids she is more than happy. She thinks she can finally solve the mystery of T. Then,she meets Sissy. Sissy is mean and ruining Ali's summer. But there is something about Sissy that Ali thinks may have something to do with the picture.

I already knew the ending before I even finished the story. It was very predictable. Although I did like the plot and the writing was very addicting,you could tell what was going to happen next.

Ali got very annoying at times. She would say that whispering was rude to Sissy and I thought that Ali sounded like an old woman! She's thirteen! Ali's cousin,Hannah got very annoying too. I think she was bi-polar,even if she was only 4. One day she would hang on to Ali and love her and the next she would cling to Sissy and change her whole personality. Ali's mom was just a bitch. Even though,she was hardly in the book I still hated her.

Even through all the problems I had with this book I still found it addicting and it was a great story. It could have been better but it wasn't.

Overall:Addicting but could have been better.

3.5 stars


  1. i love this book and love the ghostly girl...even though she is a ghost she is very beautiful!I love and hate the end!!keep making more mary..I enjoy them!!!!

  2. I LOVE IT!!! Mary Downing Hahn is in my top 5 favorite authors!

  3. This book is awesome!?!����������