ThornhillBook - 2017 | First American edition
1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she's left to face a volatile bully alone, her revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself.
2016: Ella has just moved to a new town where she knows no one. From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window. Determined to befriend the girl, Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill's shadowy past.
From Library Staff
This illustrated novel surprised me with its level of eeriness. A nice, quick read that gave me the same feeling I used to have when reading "Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark" as a child.
Ella has moved into a new house - but there's something wrong with the abandoned house next door. This book uses interspersed art and text formats to tell a ghost story that bridges time.
A boarded-up orphanage holds a chilling secret. One girl is determined to find out what it is.