The Watch House

The Watch House Alone And Unhappy In Garmouth, Anne Becomes Obsessed By The Old Life Brigade S Watch House It Stands Tall, A Memorial Of Horrible Violent Watery Deaths Such A Place Is Bound To Be Full Of Restless Spirits Of Long Dead Sailers But What Do They Want With Anne Who Is Writing In Messages In The Dust And Is There Someone Watching And Waiting Behind The Empty Windows Of The Watch House I probably read this book for the first time when I was 12, and thought then that it was a good novel I had a weak spot for Westall at the time After all, he used to live not far from my nana, and the place of my grandfather s garden allottment was mentioned in another of his novels It seemed almost a family legacy that I read and enjoy his books The Watch House takes place in Tynemouth Garmouth, a place which is like Tynemouth in just about every way but the name It centres around Anne, a g I probably read this book for the first time when I was 12, and thought then that it was a good novel I had a weak spot for Westall at the time After all, he used to live not far from my nana, and the place of my grandfather s garden allottment was mentioned in another of his novels It seemed almost a family legacy that I read and enjoy his books The Watch House takes place in Tynemouth Garmouth, a place which is like Tynemouth in just about every way but the name It centres around Anne, a girl of unspecified age but probably in her mid early to mid teens
I got this book from someone who had a big pile of them to give away I figured, 70s horror is cheesy and fun, this is probably a very dated win.What I did not realize was that this is a young adult occult novel, and it delivers The theme is loneliness the loneliness of being the new kid in town, of being the weird kid, of being in an isoltated place, of being a priest, and of being a ghost.The main character, Anne, is a teen of unstated age Her mother has d
Some clever twists in a straightforward tale of late 70s teen angst set in a small seaside town Plus a ghost being haunted by another ghost, which is pretty fun Classic Westall. The Watch House is the first of Robert Westall s ghostly novels for young adults in the back of the book he says I always wanted to write a ghost story As such, its take on the supernatural isn t quite as nuanced as some of his later stuff It really reads a lot like a Nancy Drew esque YA mystery story albeit with all the usual Westall touches , only with an added ghostly presence That said, toward the end, there are some really good supernatural bits.He s got an interesting take on the i The Watch House is the first of Robert Westall s ghostly novels for young adults in the back of the book he says I always wanted to write a ghost story As such, its take on the supernatural isn t quite as nuanced as some of his later stuff It r
Not Westall s best in terms of plot or organization, but he s still a wonderful writer The prose just flows so easily and the sense of place makes up for a bunch of cliched twists including the fact that the grownups have to come to the rescue at the end. Quite disappointing This is a rather run of the mill ghost story with few chills and no characters of any great interest It has none of the brilliance of Robert Westall s beautiful war time novels, The Machine Gunners and Blitzcat Those two novels are first rate This one, sadly, is not. When an upset teen has to spend the summer with her elderly relatives in a coastal English village she encounters disturbing spirits in the lighthouse She and her new friends work to unearth the mystery behind the ghostly activities, and have to figure out how to make the spirits rest I usually like these types of books, but had a difficult time reading this It takes a long time to develop the characters and tension, and the language seems dated and stilted I would not recommend this to teen When an upset teen has to spend the summer with her elderly r
This is one of those stories that throws you right into the action I loved how you could easily relate to anne and her emotions When she discovers something strange about the watch house, you will be captivated by her journey and will always be wantingGreat read Some strange content for a young adult book Very dated in places Really slow start, good second half, ok ending. This book creeped me out so much, which is rather amazing considering that I lived off a diet of Point Horror when I read this

[Epub] ➤ The Watch House  ➥ Robert Westall – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Watch House
  • Robert Westall
  • English
  • 19 May 2017
  • 0330398636