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The Poe Estate

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.

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Ghosts, family curses, pirate treasure, and mean middle school classmates keep the pages turning in Polly Shulman's return trip to the blurry borderline between the real and made-up worlds. THE POE ESTATE revels in the dark and creepy works of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and more, with murders, treachery, and pervasive gloom setting the stage for a bereaved family. There's romance, a big dose of magic, and numerous references to actual 19th-century horror fiction, much of it not kid-friendly. It won't be for everyone, but it's a fun read for budding fans of the dark side and gothic romance.

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