Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
A beautiful and haunting middle-grade tale for independent readers from the author ofThe Inn Between.
All Hadley wants is for everything to go back to the way it used to be—back when she didn’t have to share her mother with her stepfather and stepbrother. Back when she wasn't forced to live in a musty, decomposing house. Back when she had a life in the city with her friends.
As Hadley whiles away what’s left of her summer, exploring the nearby woods and splitting her time between her strange, bug-obsessed neighbor Gabe and the nice old lady that lives above the garage, she begins to notice the house isn’t just old and creaky. It’s full of secrets, just like appearance of a mysterious dollhouse and the family of perfect dolls she finds. Oh, how she wishes her family were more like those lovely dolls!
Then one day, Hadley discovers a lone glass eye rolling around the floor of the attic. Holding it close one night, she makes a wish that just might change her world forever.
The Doll's Eye bears Marina Cohen's trademark eerie style and beautiful writing.
Praise forThe Doll's Eye:
"Anever 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
"Cohen craftsapleasingly shivery tale of greed, repercussions, and innocence. A must-have for horror fans." —School Library Journal
About the author
Marina Cohen is an elementary school teacher in the York Region District School Board. She has been nominated for the Sunburst, Red Maple Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, and Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, and been an OLA Best Bet, JGL selection, and Amazon Book of the Month. She is the author of Chasing the White Witch, Ghost Ride, and Mind Gap. She lives in Markham, Ontario.
"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
"Read this one with the lights on." —Booklist
"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." —The Bulletin