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The Doll’s Eye
The day Hadley discovers the lone glass eye under the bed in her new house is the day her life changes. Forever.
All 12 year-old Hadley wants is for her life to go back to the way it used to be. Back when she didn’t have to share her mother with a stepfather and stepbrother. Back when she had a life in the city with her friends. Back when she didn’t have to live in a musty, old house on the edge of a deep ravine.
As Hadley whiles away what’s left of her summer with her new bug-obsessed neighbor, Gabe, she begins to realize the house isn’t just old and creaky, it’s full of secrets. And dolls.
Awards and Nominations
The Doll’s Eye has been nominated for the Silver Birch Award as well as the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award.
An ever present and always-growing sense of dread accompanied by an atmosphere of chills and mystery make this perfect for reading in the closet under the cover of night. —Kirkus Reviews
As the pieces between past and present fall chillingly into place, they threaten to trap Hadley… Read this one with the lights on. –Booklist
…this skillfully woven story of horror and suspense will have readers quaking in their boots. Hand to fans of Holly Black’s Doll Bones or Betty Ren Wright’s The Dollhouse Murders or to anyone who wants a goose pimple–inducing scare. VERDICT Cohen crafts a pleasingly shivery tale of greed, repercussions, and innocence. A must-have for horror fans. –School Library Journal
Cohen makes maximum use of creaking doors and strange shadows to create a delightfully chilling atmosphere, while an unnerving neighbor and whispered rumors heighten the suspense.–BCCB (Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books)