What Lives in the Woods

Written by Lindsay Currie

Welcome to the decrepit Woodmoor Manor…where something in the woods is always watching.

All Ginny Anderson wants from her summer is to relax. But when Ginny’s father—a respected restoration expert in Chicago—surprises the family with a month-long trip to Michigan, everything changes. They aren’t staying in a hotel like most families would. No, they’re staying in a mansion. A twenty-six room, century-old building surrounded by dense forest. Woodmoor Manor.

Locals claim the surrounding woods are inhabited by mutated creatures that escaped a mad scientist over a hundred years ago. And some say campers routinely disappear never to be seen again.

When the creaky floors and shadowy corners of the mansion seem to take on a life of their own, Ginny uncovers the wildest mystery of all: there’s more than one legend roaming Saugatuck, Michigan, and they definitely aren’t after campers.

They’re after her.

I would recommend this book for grades 4-5. It is a perfect Halloween book. This book was full of twists and turns which made me want to get the authors former book Scritch Scratch. Definitely a surprise ending.

Reviewed by Jalene Magee, Media Clerk, Redwood Elementary
Review shared in October 2021
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-8

What Lives in the Woods
Written by Lindsay Currie
Sourcebooks Young Readers
310 pages
Release Date: September 14, 2021
ISBN: 9781728209753
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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