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One for Sorrow
A Ghost Story
Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes...
Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes...
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  • Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies from influenza, but then she returns to reclaim Annie's friendship and punish all the girls who bullied her. Young readers who revel in spooky stories will relish this chilling tale of a girl haunted by a vengeful ghost.

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  • Mary Downing Hahn is the author of many wildly popular books, among them Wait Till Helen Comes and most recently Took. She has received more than 50 child-voted state awards. Mary lives in Columbia, Maryland. www.marydowninghahnbooks.com

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    May 22, 2017
    A 12-year-old grapples with friendships, vengeful spirits, and the Spanish Flu epidemic in Hahn’s (Took) chilling ghost story. In 1918, WWI rages but Annie Browne is most concerned about fitting into her new school outside Baltimore, the Pearce Academy for Girls. She meets Elsie Schneider on her first day, who proclaims the pair will be best friends, but no one at Pearce likes Elsie, labeling her a tattletale and liar. Annie, whose struggles with peer pressure throughout the novel are admirably complex, soon abandons Elsie for another group of friends, even joining in the teasing and name calling (Elsie’s father is German, which doesn’t help). When Elsie dies suddenly of the Spanish Flu that’s sweeping the city, Annie is both guilty and relieved—until Elsie returns as a ghost. If Elsie was a pest when she was alive, it’s nothing compared to her ghostly antics, which take a toll on Annie, who is sent to a convalescent home. Hahn’s story is characteristically steeped in eerie atmosphere, and the novel’s blend of historical drama, the supernatural, and the intricacies of adolescent friendship is a gripping combination. Ages 10–12.

  • Kirkus

    May 15, 2017
    Hahn's latest middle-grade ghost story brings the supernatural to the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic with all the disturbing force readers have come to love and dread.Uncomfortably thrust into the limelight as the new girl at the Pearce Academy for Girls in the fall of 1918, white, 12-year-old Annie Browne is nervous about making friends when she is approached by Elsie Schneider (also white), the schoolroom pariah who is shunned by the other girls as an obnoxious (and German) liar and tattletale. After a short while of dealing with Elsie's unpredictable moods, jealousy, and aggressive manipulation, Annie agrees with them and falls into the ranks of the more popular girls as they ruthlessly tease Elsie. When Elsie dies without warning in the 1918 outbreak of Spanish influenza, Annie is shaken by shock, guilt, and, eventually, fear when, after a sledding accident and concussion, Elsie's ghost appears to reclaim Annie's friendship and enact revenge. Compelled to say and do terrible things as part of Elsie's vengeful plan, Annie is sent away due to a "precarious state of mind," and if Elsie has her way, Annie will never return. For those looking to delight in the mirth of the macabre, look elsewhere. Hahn breaks the spell of girlhood frivolity to reveal a dark cycle of pain, fear, and casual cruelty with supernatural consequences. Another historical and chilling success. (afterword) (Historical suspense. 10-14)

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  • School Library Journal

    July 1, 2017

    Gr 4-7-In September of 1918, Annie Browne moves to Mount Pleasant, MD, and begins attending an all-girls school. Well liked at her old school, Annie isn't prepared for the immediate derision her classmates, especially popular Rosie, direct at her after she's befriended by outcast Elsie Schneider. Elsie is considered a thief, a liar, and a tattletale, and Annie quickly agrees. So when Elsie is out sick for a week, Annie takes advantage of her freedom to make new friends. Soon Annie joins the other girls in bullying Elsie, both emotionally and physically. But when Elsie becomes a victim of the deadly Spanish influenza pandemic, her desire for revenge-and for Annie's friendship-doesn't die with her. While the historical aspects of the novel appear to be accurate, Hahn doesn't provide any reference materials, and her integration of period-appropriate cultural elements such as games, books, and rhymes becomes over-the-top toward the end of the narrative. In addition, with the exception of Annie's mother, every character remains convinced that Elsie deserves to be mistreated; readers may come away with the impression that the author condones bullying. On the upside, the scenes with the ghostly Elsie are fairly terrifying. VERDICT Readers seeking a scary story would be better served by Neil Gaiman's Coraline, while Gloria Whelan's Listening for Lions offers a much more compelling look at the Spanish influenza epidemic. An additional purchase.-Kaitlin Frick, New York Public Library

    Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • DOGO Books olive_tree18 - One for Sorrow definitely sent chills down my spine. It is about a girl named Annie who moved to a new town where on her first day of school she meets Elsie. After a couple of days with Elsie, Annie didn't like hr at all. She was mean and disrespectful. Annie became friends with a group of girls that she liked much better. The only thing was that they would constantly pick on Elsie. Elsie ended up with the deadly Spanish Influenza. Annie and her friends went sledding in the graveyard and Annie hit her head really hard on a gravestone. At that point Annie had risen Elsie from the dead. Elsie made sure to ruin Annie's life. Annie had to find a way to get rid of her. In the end it was okay. If you like ghost stories and freaky things, this would be a great book for you!

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