Wait Till Helen Comes Book Summary and Study Guide

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Molly and Michael, like most kids, weren't thrilled when their mom remarried, especially due to their creepy new stepsister, Heather, who seems determined to blame small problems on them and start fights. Exacerbating the problem is the new family's move to an old house (a converted church) in the country. There, Heather's eccentricities grow worse. Molly and Michael's possessions are destroyed and Heather begins talking to an invisible friend named "Helen." After Michael and Molly do some research, they realize that this is no ordinary invisible friend--Helen is the ghost of a long-dead girl who once lived in the house. And she seems to want Heather to be her friend, forever and ever. Unfortunately, Molly's mom and Heather's dad don't believe the ghost bit. Molly and Michael must put aside their feelings about Heather in order to do what they know is right: save her from evil.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the haunted house chased me! Family relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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