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The Doll's Eye

The Doll's Eye

Marina Cohen

Roaring Brook Press

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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.

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Hadley saw the house on Orchard Drive for the first time the day she moved in.


It was set far back along a sloping dead-end street. Tall and looming, the red brick was faded,...

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Praise for The Doll's Eye

"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."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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About the author

Marina Cohen

Marina Cohen grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, where she spent far too much time asking herself what if. . . . In elementary school, her favorite author was Edgar Allen Poe. She loved “The Tell-Tale Heart” and aspired to write similar stories. She is attracted to the fantastical, the bizarre, and all things eerie. marinacohen.com

Marina Cohen

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