Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

by Evelyn Coleman


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Addy is overjoyed when Poppa's new boss offers the Walker family a home of their own on his property in Philadelphia's elegant Society Hill neighborhood. But Addy soon discovers that their new home holds frightening secrets, and one leads straight back to the North Carolina plantation where she and her family were slaves only two years before. Can Addy uncover the truth before her family loses everything, even with someone determined to stop her? Includes an "Inside Addy's World" essay about reconstruction after the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609589141
Publisher: American Girl Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2015
Series: American Girl Mysteries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 511,780
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
CheesyPrincess More than 1 year ago
Shadows on Society Hill written by Evelyn Coleman is an American Girl mystery. The mystery is about a girl named Addy, who is an eleven year- old ex-slave living with her family after the Civil War. This book is full of mystery, drama, and twists and turns. It is a mystery book you won't forget anytime soon. Addy Walker and her family are now free, after the war, but are still struggling with money. Addy's father is looking for a decent job, and decides to take Addy with him whe he is going to try to get a job at a company called Milner's Builders. Over there, Addy saves a man named Mr. Albert Radisson from being run over by a horse. Mr. Radisson is thankful that Addy saved him from being run over, so he offers Addy a reward, but Addy refuses. Mr. Radisson happens to look over at what Addy's father is building as a test for Milner's Builders and asks Addy's father, if Addy's father could work for him. Addy's father accepts, but the new job also comes with a brand-new house for Addy and her family which once belonged to the Radisson family's previous servants. The house is lovely and spacious and the Walker family is happy to be living there. But the Radisson property also comes with many secrets and unexplained happenings. When Addy goes to bed, she sees a light from the Radissons' front porch. Addy is determined to get to the bottom of things, but new problems arise. Mr. Radisson's mother comes to stay for her son's wedding, and when things start to go missing, she thinks the Walker family is stealing these things. Mr. Radisson's fianc'ee, Miss Elizabeth Waring Cope, comes to stay too. At first, Miss Elizabeth is the kindest, nicest person Addy has ever met. But slowly, Miss Elizabeth's kindness changes, and she also thinks Addy is stealing her things. On top of that, Addy discovers an immense secret no one else knows about yet. Addy is determined to find out what is really happening, and she finds herself in a maze of mystery and confusion that she has to solve and get through. This book is an entertaining read for any girl who loves mystery, drama, riddles, and American Girl. This book kept me reading for a long time, and I know it will be the same for other girls who read this book. Five stars to Evelyn Coleman and American Girl for this book, and I hope you enjoy the book just as much as I did!!!!!!!!
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
This Addy mystery is intriguing and will capture young readers' imagination. Addy witnesses some strange occurrences, yet she wonders if her mind is playing tricks on her because no one else seems to see what she sees. As this tale develops readers will be held in suspense and surrounded by the mystery of a person slipping in and out of the main house near Addy's home. Who is this "ghost" Addy encounters? What does the "ghost" want or need? How does the "ghost" think Addy will be of assistance? If you are intrigued, read this novel and solve the mystery of the Shadows on Society Hill and "see" the truth unfold. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a GREAT book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so mysterious and has so many unexpected twists and turns, and what an ending it was! If you read this book, it will be the best mystery you could ever read, especially for those Addy fans!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is my favorite and this book is juet amazing
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Addy saves a man's life, and the man offers her father a job and her family a new, fancy home. Addy and her family are very excited about their new home, but Addy soon discovers a mystery- and is accused of stealing! She finds out about two mysteries at once- a former spy is hiding out in secret passages in the main house, and something strange is happening with the betrothed of the man she saved. Finally she discovers her secret- she is not caucation, but rather a former slave with very pale skin. Addy's solution of the mystery has saved her family's home, her father's job, and her good name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mistry love it!