Interest Level: 5-8; Reading Level: 3.3
Imagine that you are completely alone with no friends and no family and you live in an orphanage. Now imagine having a bully in this orphanage that torments you day and night. Now imagine that you are a girl who has lost her mother, had to move into a new place, and your dad works 24/7 so you are all alone with no friends. Imagine your view from your bedroom is an old abandoned orphanage, yet you see a girl in the window every night. Thornhill is a parallel story of two girls, one from 1982 and one from 2016. Mary's story is told through her diary from 1982. Ella's story is told in pictures from 2016. This is a very creepy and mysterious story that would be a scary read for any elementary or middle school reader.
Thornhill is a story that I just could not put down. It is part fiction and part graphic novel. There are a few cuss words that I wish were not in there, but other than that this is a must read for the reader who loves scary/suspense/mystery.
Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own.
I am a K-6 librarian who is also a book and author nerd.