The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful mystery.Tessa Woodward isn’t exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida. But homesickness turns to icy fear when unexplainable things start happening in her new house. Things like flickering lights, mysterious drawings appearing out of nowhere, and a crackling noise she can feel in her bones.When her litt...

Details The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

TitleThe Peculiar Incident on Shady Street
Release DateOct 10th, 2017
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Mystery, Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal, Ghosts, Fiction

Reviews The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

  • Lindsay Currie
    I am so, so grateful to be able to share this book - the book of my heart - with you! THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET is Chicago history, strong girls, clever boys, first crushes & ghost legends. I couldn't be happier and I hope you all love it! UPDATE: The PECULIAR INCIDENT pre-order incentive is live!!! I have some epic swag to give away, so don't miss out. There's a gift for everyone, plus three amazing grand-prizes :) Details here: http...
  • Jessica Lawson
    Like spooky? Like history? Love great characters? Then wowza, you're in for a treat with this book. You guys, I got SO many chills reading this book~ Lindsay Currie has already made a name in YA Horror, and this MG book will satisfy readers young and old. There's atmosphere from the very first page and more than that, the characters read like authentic kids you'd want to hang out with (okay, well, maybe not since I'm a graveyard weenie). Just the...
  • Scott Fillner
    Engaging novel which has a little bit of everything. Students will enjoy this spooky mystery.
  • Kendra Ayers
    As soon as I started reading The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street, it took me back to my younger self, the one who ingested books more than food on many occasions. I felt like twelve year old Kendra again, attempting to solve the mystery that was laid out before me. I got chills, I felt giddy, and I enjoyed every second of this journey into Tessa’s world. I am not a huge fan of ghost stories, per say, but this particular one was different. Lin...
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineTessa's family moves from Florida to an older home in Chicago so her father can accept a position in the symphony. Tessa misses her best friend, and strange things keep happening-- lights flicker, doors slam, and her little brother's super creepy ventriloquists dummy, Reno, appears to be crying! Her mother blames it all on the older home and the stress of moving. Tessa is glad to get outside, and enjoys Nort...
  • Kimberly
    Thank you Lindsay Currie and the KidLitExchange network for providing me with a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. This book will be released 10.10.17Wow!!! What a great book. This might be set as a middle grade paranormal mystery, but it definitely kept this mama intrigued and stumped throughout the entire story. This book centers around a real Chicago legend and is a full on ghost story that will leave you giddy with exciteme...
  • Lilyn G. | SciFi & Scary
    This was a solid kids supernatural horror mystery. There were several times reading it when I was surprised at how menacing the tone of the ghost seemed to be. For a kids’ book, it actually did get fairly creepy a few times. (Though that could be because there is a ventriloquist doll in it. Aren’t they creepy naturally?)The main character, Tessa, was a well-written young girl. She seemed real and easy to relate to in The Peculiar Incident on ...
  • S.M. Parker
    Ahhhhh! This book is PHENOMENAL. It’s a middle grade ghost story so you should read it just for that! Currie will creep you out in the best way. But even though there’s a two-hundred-year-old mystery and dusty, hidden secrets and LOTS of scary stuff (the kind of scary stuff that gave me gooseflesh and all over chills), there is also tenderness and kindness and SO MANY BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES ABOUT FREINDSHIP AND BELONGING AND ACCEPTANCE. The Pecul...
  • Lisa Maxwell
    If you know Lindsay Currie's other work, you know that she does creepy tension really, really, really well, and TPIOSS is no exception. It is a creeptastic page turner that will thrill people who love MG horror, like R. L. Stine. Peculiar Incident is delightfully creepy. I mean, there is a ventriloquist dummy...and that's not even the creepy part of the story. The ghostly scenes are awesome--they give you chills, while still being tame enough for...
  • JennE
    I'd like to thank the author, Lindsay Currie, and Kid Lit exchange for providing an e-book ARC. All opinions are my own.Tessa and her family have moved from Florida where everything is bright, sunny and warm to gray, cold Chicago. Her father has gotten his dream job with the Chicago symphony, but with that has come sacrifices. Tess has had to leave her friends and school, her mother is not going to be able to sell beach scene art in Chicago and n...
  • Marci Curtis
    I was lucky enough to snag an early copy of this book and HOLY CATS, people, this story has All the Things:Friendship. Humor. Suspense. Feels. Family. Heart.Fright. (Yup. You read that correctly--FRIGHT. This story is like the Swiss army knife of does it all.)Beautifully written and expertly crafted. One of my fave MGs of all time. Wholeheartedly recommend.
  • Jenna Lehne
    I read an earlier version of this book and was blown away. The voice, the setting, the plot is all so creepily wonderful. You'll want to add this one to your TBR pile. Trust.
  • Aaron
    I was lucky enough to read this through an ARC on Net Galley.The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street presents like a creepy MG thriller and it delivers on this promise with a moderately scary plot that will be suitable for almost all middle grade readers. It’s certainly creepy but young children are not likely to be too scared. In addition, like other creepy books that my grade 5-7 students have enjoyed such as The Nest by Kenneth Oppel or The Ni...
  • Laura Mossa
    Prepare to be spooked! Tessa moves from sunny and sandy Florida to rainy and cold Chicago. She is not happy about starting over at a new school and desperately misses her best friend Rachel. Not long after her family moves into their new home, Tessa notices strange things happening. Could her house really be haunted? With the help of new friends, Tessa begins to uncover a mystery involving a young girl who died many, many years ago. Highly recomm...
  • The Reading Countess
    Kids will love this spooky mystery about a centuries-old ghost reaching out to artistic Tessa when her family is transplanted to Chicago. A creepy ventriloquist puppet, atmospheric storms and ghostly sketches keep the reader glued to the page. While the characters are in the seventh grade, the content and interaction between the friends are still accessible to younger middle grade readers. I especially liked Tessa's parents' approach to parenting...
  • Brooks Benjamin
    When I was given an ARC of The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street I was actually in the mood for a creepy MG ghost story so my expectations were high. I'm so glad to say that this book met every single on of them and still had more to offer! Tessa is such an incredible character and her friends, their teamwork, the city, its rich history, and even the ghost were all just as spectacular. I can't recommend this book enough!
  • Amber
    Fans of Mary Downing Hahn are going to eat this up! This book had just the right amount of spookiness to it for middle grade readers. I was on the edge of my seat without being too scared and I think my 9 year old readers (and up) will feel the same way. This would make an amazing read aloud ins the fall and I'm definitely adding it to our Mock Newbery collection.
  • Kyleigh
    This book was great! I think Tessa is such a great character, and she showed so much bravery in the story, and in the end, she wasn't scared of the ghost anymore. She had overcome her fear and solved the mystery of Inez Briggs. I loved when Andrew, Nina, and Tessa came together and solved the mystery. Each character had something offer; like how Nina had knowledge of the paranormal and spirituality. Lindsay Currie did a great job explaining how T...
  • Alyson Kent
    Creepy and atmospheric. Loved it!
  • Melodie Winawer
    Full disclosure: My almost 10 year old daughter read this book in 1 day. (I haven't read it). She says:"I love this book! I savored it until independent reading time, instead of just reading it immediately, like I usually do with books. I didn't want it to end!! Is it a series? Thank you for writing this book because it's the most mysterious suspenseful book I've ever read."
  • Julie Kirchner
    A scary ghost story that will be a favorite of Mary Downing Hahn fans. Gave me nightmares, but also had wonderful themes of friendship and showed how hard it can be for kids to move from their home and start life with people at a new school, especially middle grade kids. Luckily for Tessa, a restless ghost brought new friends to her life!
  • Marian
    Loved the references to Chicago’s LP and GC neighborhoods
  • Niki Estes
    This book was so much fun! It's creepy and wonderful. The main character, Tessa, moves with her family from Florida to Chicago for her father's new job. She's worried and sad about leaving her home and friends. As the family settles into their new home, disturbing things start happening in their house. Tessa comes to the conclusion that her house is haunted. While trying to figure what is going on, she makes some new friends who prove invaluable ...
  • Kate Olson
    Spooky and filled with an incredibly dark and creepy sense of foreboding, Currie has perfectly filled the middle grade desire for a healthy dose of fear. Thanks to the author, Net Galley and Kid Lit Exchange for the digital review copy of this book ~ all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that I do NOT read ghost stories or creepy stories or scary stories of ANY kind in the adult genre. However, as a middle grade kid, all I read was Chr...
  • Sarah
    E-ARC provided by EdelweissThis middle grade ghost story is a perfect match for readers who want suspense/scary without being overly creepy. Very hard to put down once I started!
  • Lindsay
    Good story, but there were many spelling and punctuation errors. Richie's name was sometimes spelled with a 't' and the time line was mixed up at the beginning regarding what day it was. Tessa was alright, but she was obsessed with having a cell phone and regularly whined about it, although she was 12 and didn't need one.
  • Jen Naughton
    Before getting to the review of this book, I have to mention how much I enjoyed the geographically correct Chicago setting. So many books get it wrong, and when I realized that this one was not going to do that to me, I settled into the couch ready for this adventure. Is the paranormal peculiar? I'd say, yes. Real peculiar. Think Goosebumps with a believable plot.Tessa Woodward and her family move from Florida to a real old house in Chicago. Imme...
  • Christina Hanson
    "Mean girls, ghosts, and terrifying ventriloquist dummies...I can't let them win." Tessa Woodward is battling all of these things in The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie. .Tessa and her family have just moved to Chicago from Florida, and she is trying to adjust to her new house, new school, and the new climate. But it's hard to get comfortable when she notices lights flickering, strange sounds, and mysterious drawings appearing...
  • Cassie Thomas
    The suspense in this book was perfect! A mixture of middle grade crush, new friends, moving, family problems, and ghost stories all wrapped into one makes for a book that will keep kids on their toes, but also laughing throughout different parts. The detail in the story also allows you to feel as though you are there, feeling the icy breezes, and shuddering alongside Inez. I can't wait to include this in our Mock Newbery 2017 club next year. One ...
  • Amber Webb
    This break out novel by Lindsay Currie was absolutely engaging and intriguing. I couldn't put the book down. The story of change, loss, friendship, fear and creating your own sense of belonging was something I would refer to all my friends and middle grade students. After this mysterious and engaging novel, I can't wait to see what is next from Currie!