Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost
Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Scholastic (1996)
Paperback, 144 pages, $3.99
The Stoneybrook Lighthouse was boarded up under mysterious circumstances years ago, and shortly thereafter the owners left town. Now the Hatt family has returned to Stoneybrook with plans to restore and sell the property.
The Hatts are staying with Claudia's family while they get settled. When the Hatts begin receiving threatening letters, Claudia and her friends want to know why. Do the letters have something to do with a tragic accident that took place at the lighthouse all those years ago? Claudia and the rest of the Baby-Sitters Club are determined to find out.
The Baby-Sitters Club books are formulaic, but, judging by the popularity the series enjoyed during the 1990's, it's a formula that works. I devoured the series as a child and enjoyed revisiting this book as an adult. Little details such as Claudia's secret candy stash and poor spelling, Kristy's love of sports, and Mallory's huge family came rushing back to me as I was reading and brought a smile to my face.
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