Deep, Dark, and Dangerous

Deep, Dark, and Dangerous

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When thirteen-year-old Ali spends the summer with her aunt and cousin at the family's vacation home, she stumbles upon a secret that her mother and aunt have been hiding for over thirty years. Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an odd photograph in the attic. She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But who's the third person, the one who's been torn out of the picture? Ali figures she'll find out while she's vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali's mother's family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are squashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who's mean and awful and a bad influence on Emma. Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissy's just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. Sissy was actually Teresa's ghost sissy was just her nickname given to her by her big sister Linda. Soon after Dulcie finally tells Emma and Ali the truth about Teresa and they soon hire people to remove her bones from the bottom of the lake. After her bones are found and buried she is soon happy again, all is well, Sissy sees the light and soon goes to Heaven. Emma, Ali, and Dulcie can now enjoy the rest of their summer vacation. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes scary stories, or mysteries that end up happily.

Storyboard Text

  • As Dulcie, Emma, and Ali leave for Gull Cottage Ali still wonders about her moms suspicious behavior, and why she became so upset when she asked her who " T" was in the suspicious ripped picture she found, and why was "T" ripped out?
  • After arriving at Gull Cottage and finally settling in, Emma meets a mysterious and dark girl at the shore named Sissy. Ali did not like Sissy she just had a bad feeling about her and she was an extremely bad influence on Emma.
  • Why did you kick over my sand castle?
  • It was no good.
  • A few weeks after Dulcie, Emma's mother told her she did not want her playing with Sissy. Yet Ali noticed Emma was acting just like Sissy, a snarky little attitude. Worst of all Emma did everything that Sissy told her to do, including jumping off the deck into deep water knowing Emma couldnt swim. Emma's behavior just kept getting worse and worse, Sissy kept getting meaner and meaner, and Emma resented Ali more and more.
  • No Emma don't jump!
  • I am not! I can swim and I'm gonna jump into the deep end!
  • Emma's a baby, Emma,'s a baby!
  • Yes those are correct.
  • One day, Ali had followed Sissy out to a cemetery in the rain where she lost her, and found the sweatshirt Emma had let Sissy borrow, but it was on.. Teresa's grave. Emma then freaked out and started crying soon to find Mrs. Trent walk outside her door and they both went inside. Things just became even more suspicious. Was Sissy Teresa?
  • Wait, did Teresa have blonde hair? Did she have a sister who won Miss Websters cove? Did her sister call her.. Sissy?
  • After Ali had left Mrs. Trent's she was in a hurry to find Emma who was drowning in the water due to Sissy throwing her doll in the water. This lead to Emma having terrible dreams about bones in the water and soon Dulcie admitted to Teresa and knowing her and she soon hired people to try and fine Teresa's remains (Sissy's) from the lake where she drowned.
  • Soon after Teresa or "Sissy's" remains were found and buried Sissy was at peace with her self and happy, she saw the light and made her way to Heaven after thanking Dulcie , Ali, and Emma for their help and as for them they could enjoy the rest of their summer in Maine.
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