It’s the beginning of a new semester at Monster High. Robecca, Rochelle, and Venus are late to catacombing class, so Mr. Mummy has them dig in a remote area. They uncover a “doll of doom” containing a cautionary note. Soon, as other students uncover more dolls and more notes, a shroud of mystery clouds the school and overshadows disputes about the upcoming Hex Factor Talon Show. The three girls are subject to rumors and then try to solve the case of a missing headmistress to clear their own names. Manga drawings introduce each chapter, and plentiful dialogue, puns, and tongue-in-cheek creative characters and names enliven the otherwise mundane text. Grades 3-5. --J. B. Petty
About the Author
Gitty Daneshvari was born in the creepy crawly yet ever so sunny city of Los Fangeles. As a young ghoul she was loquacious, curious, and freakishly fearful. Worried about everything from matted fur to aliens invading to getting stuck in an elevator, her diverse range of phobias was a most burdensome flaw. However, as she grew up and faced her fears, Gitty found they were the perfect inspiration for her defrightful middle grade series School of Fear.
Gitty currently lives in New Volt City with her spooktacularly smelly English Bulldog Harriet.