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Book 2 of 4 in the Boo Series

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; First Edition edition (September 21, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578569850
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578569854
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,556,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this charming stand-alone sequel to Boo, Gutteridge pens a delightful suspend-disbelief-and-enjoy-it romp featuring the quirky characters from Skary, Ind. After bestselling writer and Skary resident Wolfe "Boo" Boone finds God and gives up writing thrillers, the horror theme that the town employed to attract tourists goes bust. Busybody Missy Peeple brainstorms ways to rebrand the town, while Wolfe experiments with selling cars, then recommends romance novels as a clerk at the town bookstore. Wolfe's fiancée, the Martha Stewartesque Ainsley Parker, is distracted from wedding plans by Wolfe's former editor, who plots to make her the Next Big Thing in homemaking stardom. Newcomer and presumed psychologist Dr. Jack Hass—yes, you read that right—is ready to provide counseling for everything from losing weight to pepping up the sheriff's depressed tomcat. Meanwhile, howling, ghostly figures walk the streets of Skary, the vet neuters a rampaging cat at gunpoint, and the mayor loses his mind and believes he's in the Caribbean. There's the infrequent bad line ("Like a hungry seagull, his mind dove into dark waters, fishing for reason"). But what makes this completely improbable plot, complete with an old map marked with an "X," so enjoyable are Gutteridge's offbeat characterizations and her sense of mischievous delight in the story. This engaging faith fiction will delight fans of Boo and capture some new readers.
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“Two weddings that might or might not take place, a gown four sizes too small, plans for one of the brides-to-be to become the new Martha Stewart, a town on the verge of bankruptcy–and just what's up with those owls? Rene Gutteridge has done it again! Just as she did in Boo, Rene takes the quirky, yet quite likeable, characters of Skary, Indiana, adds some even quirkier plot twists, tosses in some pop culture references, and mixes it all together for a fun read. Boo Who is definitely a good thing.”
–Nancy Kennedy, author of Move Over, Victoria–I Know the Real Secret and When He Doesn’t Believe

What a funny, happy, redemptive book. It was a joy to immerse myself in the town of Skary, Indiana, with its quirky, lovable, but very real people. I hope to make many more visits to Skary!
–Linda Hall, author of Steal Away and Chat Room

“Boo Who was a one-sitting read that kept me riveted with its stunning characterization.  Rene Gutteridge’s tightly-written novel wrapped humor, mystery and romance into a sumptuous feast I couldn’t put down.”
–Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants and She’s Out of Control

Customer Reviews

An awesome read--fun, charming, and sweet.
Bernie Z
This book is a wonderful continuation for the Boo series.
Kelsey
The characters are memorable, sympathetic, and humorous.
Eric Wilson

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christina Lockstein on June 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
Boo Who by Rene Gutteridge is the second book in the Boo series based in Skary, Indiana. Wolfe Boone has given up his lucrative writing career to sell used cars, and his fiancée Ainsley is embarking upon a new career herself. In the meantime, the town is trying to recover financially and emotionally from the loss of its tourism and find its new heart. This book is such a hoot (sorry couldn't help myself, once you read the book, you'll understand)! I was trying to explain the plot to my husband last night, and he found himself laughing out loud at the antics of the citizens of Skary. . There are so many subplots in this book, it's impossible to list them all, but Gutteridge handles them with flair. She does a terrific job of poking fun at the residents of a small town while still treating them with respect and love. She also does a wonderful job of bringing the Lord and how He works into the story without proselytizing. Nearly everyone in the book goes through a crisis of figuring out who they are and where they fit into God's plan with the message being that we all fit, no matter who we are. Skary finds its new heart and the reader sees that all things are made new
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Don Pape on October 31, 2004
Format: Paperback
Rene Gutteridge is a - pardon the pun - a hoot!

She writes a great story and liberally sprinkles it with funny moments and charming characters. This is a warm Fall read.

Grab a mug of warm cider, put enough logs on the fire and dive in to the world and zaniness of Skary, Indiana. You will want to come back and visit often. Enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victoria on October 18, 2004
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Rene Gutteridge has an amazing way of combining humour, real (even if odd) people, a moral message and God all into one book. I couldn't put it down nor could I stop laughing. I just hope she continues writing about the people of Skary.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eric Wilson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 15, 2004
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When I heard that "Boo" had a sequel, I laughed out loud. I couldn't wait to read more about the quirky town of Skary, Indiana.

Once again, Gutteridge throws us into a quaint and strange little place, full of quaint and strange little people. Ainsley Parker and Wolfe Boone are looking forward to their upcoming nuptials; a mysterious doctor has arrived in town; owls and cats and clone-like figures are prowling the darkness; and overweight Melb is trying to prepare herself for life with Oliver. The characters are memorable, sympathetic, and humorous. It's as though the Munsters moved into Mayberry. At times, the story will have you laughing; other times, it'll glue you to your seat.

The true triumph of "Boo Who" is that it doesn't feel like a forced sequel, produced for sales quotes. It has an engaging plot that leads naturally from the first book, while still standing on its own two legs. It deals with the identity crises of a town and it's inhabitants. And it leaves room for another in the series--with a rumored title of "Boo Hiss."

I'll be adding it to my wish list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FaithfulReader.com on November 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
Welcome to Skary, Indiana. The setting of Rene Gutteridge's latest novel, BOO WHO, Skary is an unlikely town full of unlikely people doing unlikely things. But if you can get past all of that, you're in for a charming little tale in which the past must be uncovered in order to save the future.

The story opens and it's not long before everyone is in turmoil--- Thief the cat, the sheriff, the mayor, the townspeople, even Skary itself. Until recently, the town had prided itself on being home to the world's most popular horror writer, Wolfe "Boo" Boone, and therefore, the spookiest town around. Everyone got into the act with attractions including the Haunted Mansion restaurant and Sbooky's bookstore. Even the local "wildlife" --- the small town's population of cats outnumbers people --- fed into the theme.

But a few weeks ago Wolfe Boone had a transformation. He almost died, became a Christian, and hung up his horror-writing cap. In fact, he stopped writing completely and is, instead, trying to sell cars down at Oliver Stepaphanolopolis's car lot. Now the town and its people don't know quite what to do with themselves.

Without the tourism revenue Boone's fans brought into the community, Skary is on the verge of civic collapse. The stress has caused Mayor Wullisworth to break with reality. He's running around town in Bermuda shorts and sunglasses in the winter, insisting it's balmy outside.

Missy Peoples, Skary's oldest and most despised resident, decides to take matters into her own hands. She determines that their cat population is the town's new meal ticket and buys ads in major newspapers advertising Skary as a cat lover's paradise. No one seems excited about this idea, much to her chagrin.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Illuminating Fiction on February 28, 2005
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Skary doesn't. Skary, Indiana, that is.

Nobody in the town seems to know their purpose, including Wolfe `Boo' Boone, the famous horror writer whose newfound faith put the breaks on his career. As Wolfe struggles to find his place in the town as a car salesman, his fiancé, Ainsley, suddenly develops a serious case of stars in her eyes with the help of Wolfe's ex-editor.

As Skary wavers on the verge of bankruptcy, the mayor has his own crisis, two brides race to complete wedding plans, and strange people begin to lurk among the woods. Screams fill the night air, filling Skary with the very thing Wolfe is trying to put behind him ... horror.

Throw in the delightful humor of Rene Gutteridge and you have one compelling read! Many times I found myself laughing out loud at the escapades of Skary's residents. Rene weaves wonderfully fun characters through a charming plot with the underlining theme of purpose.

I'd advice readers to read BOO, if they haven't already done so, before picking up this sequel, which has left me eagerly awaiting the third instalment, BOO HISS.
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More About the Author

Rene Gutteridge is the author of eighteen novels, including Escapement, Possession, Listen, Never the Bride (2011 Carol Award Winner), The Boo Series, The Storm Series, The Occupational Hazards Series and My Life as a Doormat, a Women of Faith selection for 2006. She has a degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in screenwriting and twenty years of experience writing, directing and publishing comedy sketches. She writes in both comedy and suspense genres. Her upcoming releases from Tyndale House Publishers: Heart of the Country, Misery Loves Company and Old Fashioned. From B&H Publishers: Greetings from the Flipside co-written with Cheryl McKay.

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