Mr. Rehn was reading the book Took (hey, that rhymes) by Mary Downing Hahn. The book is a fictional novel about ghosts. Upon further research, Mary Downing Hahn specializes in ghostly stories, such as Wait ‘Till Helen Comes, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, All the Lovely Bad Ones, The Old Willis Place, and The Doll in the Garden.
Took is not in a series, and even if it was, it would likely be the first book, since it was published in 2015. He was interested in the book because he saw the hand of the cover, and also loves ghost stories in general. He also stated that he would, in fact, recommend this book to his class and other teachers, too.
He says there are loads of cliffhangers, at least one in each chapter. It’s a mystery about who’s been “taken”. If he met the author, he would ask how she did the research, and if she has known anyone who’s been taken. Obviously, since it is a ghost story, it’s not a true story, but has been passed down through generations.
Each chapter has cliffhangers, always keeping you on the edge of your seat. He says he can consistently visualize. There is a scene in the book where it is a snowy day with pocket marks in the snow. It is very well described and is perfect for visualizing.
Mr. Rehn says Took is a very interesting book, and for people who can stand a few goosebumps, is absolutely perfect for them!