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Grade 6 Up–A collection of 13 stories that will thrill and chill readers. Each tale takes place on Halloween, and some stories are variations on familiar tales. Many are set in upstate New York, which lends a nice Ichabod Crane feel to the book. Well crafted, these spine-tingling selections rely on gotcha moments and old-fashioned suspense rather than gross-out horror. While all of them are enjoyable and worth mulling over, several stand out: in the creepy Morgan Roehmar's Boys, a girl acting the part of a knifing victim during a haunted hayride comes face to face with a long-dead child murderer. Pretending describes a first date gone horribly wrong. MARIAN features a teen driver who finds himself at the mercy of his car, and the horrifying My Real Mother describes an adopted teen who searches for her blood (and, as it turns out, blood-sucking) mother, while leaving behind a gruesome mess at her adoptive parents' home. The writing is crisp and concise and truly packs a punch. Fans of horror fiction and suspense will not be disappointed.–Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA
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Creepy and gruesome, these horror stories all take place on Halloween night when high-school characters bridge the gap between the living and the dead. "He opened the door, and a body fell out, a young woman with a bloody T-shirt and a knife sticking out of her back." Bodies are sawed into pieces and packed in plastic bags while a serial killer roams free. The grisly detail is sometimes funny, whether it's the threat to suck out a teen's brains through his eye sockets, or parents dressed as vampires offering their daughter's date a drink--A, B, or O-negative. The plots also have surprising twists and turns, with the trickster often outtricked. In a great story for readers' theater, two girls talk about their friendship in parallel narratives that present very different viewpoints of their relationship--which one will murder the other? Halloween fans too old for trick-or-treating will enjoy this, especially as a read-aloud. For more chilling tales, suggest Anthony Horowitz's^B Horowitz Horror (2006). Hazel Rochman
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It got here fast however there was stickers and stains all over the book. With that being said I was pleased and did admire this relatively good offer.Published 4 days ago by winter roan
I remembered one of these stories from a high school English class and wondered if it was as good as I remembered. It was. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janet Rogers
If you love Halloween, and a good scary story, then this book is for you ! The tales aren't gruesome, but just spooky enough for Halloween when sitting in front of a fire, or in... Read morePublished 10 months ago by nataliemarie71
The stories are varied and generally good. Some have twists that are a little obvious to more experienced readers but are enjoyable nonetheless.Published 11 months ago by LovecraftLass
Ms Vande Velde does a masterful job of putting spooky back into Halloween without flying body parts or hack saws. Kudos to her. Read morePublished 11 months ago by S. Smith
For those who want tales so gory you can practically see the blood on the pages, no, this is not your book. Read morePublished on October 23, 2010 by StarReviewer
After reading All Hallows' Eve, by Vivian Vande Velde, I wandered over to the author's website and found a long list of books, many of them fantasies for teens, and even a section... Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by Amazon Customer