Thirteen-year old Dodie and her new stepsister Anne gradually become friends as they investigate sounds of footsteps which may be those of two sisters drowned in a nearby marsh nearly forty years earlier....
|Title||:||Footsteps on the Stairs|
|Number of Pages||:||587 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Footsteps on the Stairs Reviews
Cute, quick readI don't know how I missed this book when I was younger. This is exactly what I loved to read growing up. It reminded me a lot of the scary books by Mary Downing Hahn. I loved all those books.
I'm definitely keeping this one! I adore the spooky ghost story, coupled with the family issues that arise, and the loving physical affection shared between family members. When Dodie goes on vacation with her mom, step-dad, and new step-sister and step-brother she finds herself fighting the jealousy she feels from not being her step-dad's biological child. At the same time, her step-sister is dealing with jealousy because her dad is living far away with this new family. The house they've rented for vacation comes with a mystery and the two girls must work together to find out whose footsteps they are hearing on the stairs.
I'm not sure how I ended up with this on my to-read list. This was the most bland and blah book I've read in a while. I really don't understand how it got a Mark Twain award. The reading level is very low - I'd guess upper elementary or lower middle school, which I didn't realize when I chose the book. The story is just 'meh,' the author throws in jabs at stay-at-home moms, there's a ton of fat shaming, an odd paragraph about sex and use of the word 'orgy' (in reference to food, but still) which isn't really appropriate to the reading level. All in all, I'm just really confused by the negative stuff in the story and there aren't enough good attributes, like an intense plot or deep characters, to make the negatives worthwhile. This book is definitely not for adults, and it was never intended to be, but I'm not sure who it would be for. I wouldn't let my child who is at this reading level read it, so I don't who exactly the intended audience is.
my 5 star rating is based on a 16 year old memory. i read this book three or four years in a row in elementary school and for some reason thought it was the best thing ever. i can't remember anything except these two little girls who were friends and spent some time on the beach. and i think there was a ghost. anyway, i'm sure it was awesome, and i think i shall revisit it some time.
A good old 80s ghost story + problem novel combo. The protagonist's voice is pretty dated. I kept hearing Jodi Foster in my head, but I think overall a preteen girl today would totally relate to her anyway.First read in 3rd grade.
Great little quick ghost story that I used to reread all the time as a kid, then lost the book. I just reread it and it holds up. The cast of characters are just as charming and complicated as I remember; the ghost plot serves to bind them together as a family.
As good as I remember it being when I was in middle school...though not as scary.
Awful. The relationship between Dodie and her step-father was weird, her mother was TERRIBLE to her, and the freakin' ghosts are real? And terrible girls themselves?! No. out his one goes.