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

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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary)
    Review to come closer to publication date, but...Very well done!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Susan Currie
    I loved this book and would recommend that readers of all ages will enjoy reading and connecting with the characters.
  • Stacie
    The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street, by Lindsay Currie, is a middle-grade suspense novel that will give you chills and tickle your funny bone. In it, we meet seventh-grader Tessa and her quirky, artistic & loveable family. When her father's new job with the Chicago Symphony moves them from Florida to Illinois, the novel embarks on a storyline that will be familiar to many readers: the upheaval of Tessa's comfortable routine, leaving behind her ...
  • Diane
    "It doesn't matter because the truth has clawed its way into my mind like the terrifying thing that it is. Our new house is haunted." **Tessa is less than enthusiastic about her family's move to Chicago. But her Dad is living his dream, getting to play for the Chicago Symphony. How can she deny him this? At first, it's just a matter of missing Rachel, her best friend, who still lives in Florida. And it's hard to get used to Chicago. There's an od...
  • Gloria Chao
    Oh, this book stole my heart. It's deliciously creepy (and I couldn't put it down because I wanted answers so badly), but it has so much heart on top of all that. I absolutely loved the friendship between Tessa, Nina, Andrew, and Richie, and so many little moments made me place a hand over my heart because it was so touching.This was a fish-out-of-water story about how hard it is when you're new, when you don't belong, and how to find your place ...
  • TJ Burns
    Suspenseful, gripping, interesting story, which combines the paranormal with the everyday adolescent problems of moving to a new town, being the new kid, and trying to make new friends. I read this story with my 10-year-old daughter and we were both intrigued, scared, and anxious to find out what happened next. (view spoiler)[Unfortunately, the amazing build-up piddled out; and the spooky story, the motives for the ghost, the mystery, none of it ...
  • Lorie Barber
    I'm a wimp. Reading Tommyknockers when I was 12 scarred me for life. So I tend to shy away from all things Poe-ish, macabre, or ghoulish. But my #bookexpedition friends were RAVING about this one all over Twitter, so I added my name to the list.I was not disappointed. I began it this morning and read all day long, unable to put it down. Creepy? Yes. Ghoulish? You bet. But that's the point. Kids LOVE the exhilaration of being scared, and this book...
  • Amanda Sass-Henke
    Thanks to #kidlitreview and the author for providing me access to preview the book through netgalley. All opinions are my own.A ventriloquist's dummy. A haunted house. Loneliness. The fear of the unknown. They all play a role in Tessa Woodward’s new life. Her family packs up their home in sunny Florida to move to Chicago, where every day includes a rain storm. Even spookier is her new home - a century old house with some amenities left behind b...
  • Melissa
    Review: This book is SO good! It is a middle grades ghost story, something I did have to remind myself of a few times while reading, as the story is told from the prospective of a 12 year old girl (insert all the internal struggles of a tween who is forced to leave her friends and life in Florida in order to move to Chicago because of her dad's new job...), but I really found myself sucked into the story itself due to all the details which helped...
  • That One Librarian
    The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street is the story of Tessa, artist, almost-teenager, and lover of sunny Florida, and her family's move to a creepy old house in Chicago. In some particularly scary scenes, Tessa quickly realizes that someone or something is haunting her house. As she navigates her new school and community, she makes new friends who ultimately help her solve the riddle of her haunting. Author Currie balances horror, friendship, and...