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Did anybody else know immediately what the ouija board’s answers meant?

Created: 07/28/21

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Posted Jul. 28, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
jamiek

Join Date: 11/21/17

Posts: 35

Did anybody else know immediately what the ouija board’s answers meant?

As soon as the ouija board answered their questions about the missing men, I knew where they were and what had happened to them. I still really liked the book, but I wish it was a little harder to put the pieces together. Maybe it’s all the Nancy Drew I read as a kid.


Posted Jul. 28, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Gabi

Join Date: 02/22/21

Posts: 38

RE: Did anybody else know immediately ...

Yes, I knew too or was pretty sure I knew. I also agree with you I expected a little more mystery or twists and turns, particularly based on the overview of the story written on the back of the book. I still enjoyed the book a lot but it wasn’t what I expected.


Posted Jul. 30, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
gerrieb

Join Date: 09/03/19

Posts: 125

RE: Did anybody else know immediately ...

I agree. I too figured the mystery out at that point. I didn’t mind as I didn’t feel it detracted in anyway from the story. I was surprised by the mementos that Tiny had in his room so that part I didn’t see coming.


Posted Jul. 31, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
susanr

Join Date: 04/14/11

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RE: Did anybody else know immediately ...

I knew what the clue meant but it didn't take anything away from my enjoyment of the story.


Posted Aug. 04, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
bill and jackie

Join Date: 02/15/17

Posts: 12

RE: Did anybody else know immediately ...

I knew right away what the Ouija Board meant but I wouldn't expect the young girls to know. The whole idea was for them to "figure out" the clues and information like Nancy Drew!


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gvieth

Join Date: 02/26/21

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RE: Did anybody else know immediately ...

I assumed that, but wasn’t 100% sure. I don’t think it took away from the story either.


Posted Aug. 11, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
jamiek

Join Date: 11/21/17

Posts: 35

RE: Did anybody else know immediately ...

In reading the responses to my original question, I agree with Bill and Jackie that even if we knew what the answer was, it really was the girls' mystery to solve. Good call.


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