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About Finch House
Encanto meets Coraline in this spooky middle grade story that deals with family ties, fear of change, and generational trauma as it follows a girl who must convince an old, haunted house to release its hold on her and her family.
Eleven-year-old Micah has no interest in moving out of her grandfather’s house. She loves living with Poppop and their shared hobby of driving around rich neighborhoods to find treasures in others’ trash. To avoid packing, Micah goes for a bike ride and ends up at Finch House, the decrepit Victorian that Poppop says is Off Limits. Except when she gets there, it’s all fixed up and there’s a boy named Theo in the front yard. Surely that means Finch House isn’t Off Limits anymore? But when Poppop finds her there, Micah is only met with his disappointment.
By the next day, Poppop is nowhere to be found. After searching everywhere, Micah’s instincts lead her back to Finch House. But once Theo invites her inside, Micah realizes she can’t leave. And that, with its strange whispers and deep-dark shadows, Finch House isn’t just a house…it’s alive.
Can Micah find a way to convince the house to let her go? Or will she be forced to stay in Finch House forever?
Review for Finch House
That time of year is coming quickly – a perfect time to publish a haunted house story! Finch House gives off perfectly spooky vibes for young readers.
I loved the build up of anticipation to the haunted house. Finch House had a deteriorating appearance and an overgrown yard. Then a new family fixes it up and moves in. The history of the house is sporadic with no real resolution. Though Micah never learns the reason to stay away from the house, they know there is more to the story.
Parts of the story seemed rushed including the ending. All of sudden, Micah meets someone and in the next chapter finds out they are the villain. I would have liked more time to connect the story. Overall, it was an enjoyable book that I would recommend for younger readers, but hey, I’m a sucker for haunted houses!
About the Author
Ciera Burch is a lifelong writer and ice cream aficionado. She has a B.A from American University and an MFA from Emerson College. Her fiction has appeared in American Literary Magazine, Underground, the art and literary journal of Georgia State University, Stork, and Blackbird. Her work was also chosen as the 2019 One City, One Story read for the Boston Book Festival.
When not reading or baking, she can be found listening to true crime podcasts, eating ice cream, and advocating for diverse kids lit. While she is originally from New Jersey, she currently resides in Washington, D.C with her stuffed animals, plants, and far too many books.
Find her on Twitter @CieraBurch017 and on Instagram @cierasburch. She’d rather you not find her on Tumblr.
Giveaway for Finch House
1 winner will receive a finished copy of FINCH HOUSE, US Only.
Ends September 5th, midnight EST.
Enter HERE and best of luck to you!
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