Submitted by Amina, Age 12 from Illinois
When Ella Clarke moves to a new tow, she doesn’t expect anything out of the ordinary. But the first day she gets there, she sees a young girl standing behind a barbed wire fence. That girl is Mary Baines. Mary Baines is an orphan who lived in Thornhill, an orphanage that shut down years ago, back in 1982, when a girl showed up dead. But before that happened, Mary was bullied by another girl, and not in a normal way. The girl would hit the door to Mary’s room, and pull pranks.Mary could tell someone, but she has selective mutism, and she’s too scared of the girl to do anything. But Mary slowly plots her revenge. What will happen to the bully? What will happen to Mary herself? What is the true story of Thornhill? And will that rickety old orphanage claim another victim?