Books

Some Kids are Scary

the fallen children

The Fallen Children

By: David Owen

Grade: B+

On night in London every single person in Midwich Tower falls into a deep sleep from which they cannot be woken. During that time four women (three of them high schoolers) are violated and quickly come to realize they are pregnant.

And when I say quickly I mean these pregnancies last for like two weeks so something is very, very wrong.

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City of Ghosts vs. Small Spaces

city of ghosts

City of Ghosts

By: Victoria Schwab

Grade: B

After a near death experience Cassie (the daughter of paranormal investigators no less) is able to make contact with ghosts. In fact she has a ghost sidekick friend. This isn’t that much of a big deal in America but she soon learns her parents will be touring Europe starting in Edinburgh, Scotland. Ghost central pretty much.

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Books

Oz Messes with my Head

the wizard of oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

I decided to read this one for the Classicsathon being run by Lucy the Reader this month. I kind of have a strange relationship with Oz as the movie scared me as a child. Or at least what I remember about the movie.

I mean girl gets sucked up into tornado, dropped in strange lands, commits homicide by house, meets a talking Scarecrow and Tin Man (I like the lion). Girl is hunted by a witch for shoes that she can’t take off her feet and she just really, really wants to go home. What’s not scary about that?

Turns out the book messed with my head in other ways…

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Things You Learn on a Reread

the tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Grade: B+

Trip over a piece of metal in the woods.

Realize it’s larger than you could have imagined. Give into compulsion to dig it up.

Doom everyone.

I read The Tommyknockers for the first time when I was a kid (probably 12 or so) and it’s stayed with me as one of my favorites. Or maybe it just scared me? I’m going with the first. Anyway I reread it for the first time and it’s interesting the things you pick up on the second time around…

And somethings that Google tells you.

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