Genres: YA Teen Horror (Short Story)
Published: October 2015
Being the new kid in town sucks, and when you're the only one not invited to the party of the year, you know you're a real outcast. So when Chloe discovers she's invited to the annual Halloween party after all, she throws together a costume and braves a hurricane to go. But there's more than weather threatening the fun, and unless she can find a way to counter the curse that's killing off the partygoers, it'll be the last party she or any of her classmates ever attend. Forget about trick or treats; tonight is going to be pure terror.
I loved the build up and Chloe's awkwardness. She is humble, strong-willed, and knows the drill when it comes to "new girl hazing". She's also capable of making quick friends, which I suppose, she could easily do though she doesn't expect them to last. She knows they'll just have to move again. This makes her almost sad in a way.
Anyway, the big Halloween party is like something I would have killed for as a teen (pun intended). I loved everything about the holiday but never was invited to a themed party like the one Kim and her parent's threw. One by one, things begin to go horribly wrong, and like I mentioned, the author found some of my biggest fears. I love dogs, but I've had nightmares about them before. Poor pups.
I think if you're looking for a quick, action-packed read where some of the most imaginative twists of events happens, this is worth a peek.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery: primates spend something like 80% of their time doing such exciting things as sleeping and eating.
Concluding that this discovery was her life's work in the field of primatology, she then moved on to such varied pastimes as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation. Among her other experiences . . .
- Ballroom dancing.
- Traveling all seven continents. Yes, even Antarctica.
- Becoming a Life Master in Bridge.
- Singing in a barbershop chorus.
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