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Starter House: A Novel (P.S.) Paperback – December 31, 2013
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover," illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Learn more
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Lacey viscerally wanted the house. This house was where the child growing inside her would be happy, a place where Lacey could put down roots after a lifetime of transient living. The real-estate agent warned Lacey and her husband, Eric, that people had died inside years go, but the couple would not be swayed. Soon, though, Lacey is plagued with the nagging feeling she’s made a grave mistake. The house she wanted so badly doesn’t want her. Then there is Drew, the tattered boy who rides his bicycle back and forth in front of the house whenever Lacey is alone inside. A former teacher, she is drawn to his troubles and strikes up a friendship, only to realize there is something terribly wrong with him. If this novel were a movie, you could close your eyes to save yourself from its scariest parts, but it is a book and its haunting elements are inescapable. A promising start by a new author, this will appeal to those looking for a disturbing story. --Alison Downs
“[a] stylish debut novel” (Publishers Weekly)
“If this novel were a movie, you could close your eyes to save yourself from its scariest parts, but it is a book and its haunting elements are inescapable. A promising start by a new author, this will appeal to those looking for a disturbing story.” (Booklist)
“Good, scary fun, packed with emotional nuance” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Beautifully written in luminous prose, Starter House kept me up late at night with its disturbing, tangled tale of childhood and what it means to be a parent. Despite the darkness, Condit’s prose has so much heart and emotion, [...] I couldn’t put it down.” (Yangsze Choo, author of THE GHOST BRIDE)
“A creepy creepy book that I am so thankful that I did not start reading until many months after buying my first house! [...] The book definitely takes some risks and thankfully the pacing was superb, so it made the book hard to put down!” (Kritters Ramblings)
“Sonja Condit’s debut is a poetic and chilling read! The perfect blend of creepy suspense and lyrical prose, I feel Starter House is sure to appeal to readers who enjoy literary fiction as well as the darker stuff.” (No More Grumpy Bookseller)
“The tone of Starter House was foreboding, and had me wishing I only stuck to reading it during daytime hours. [...] I would definitely add the Starter House to your TBR list for Halloween this year, it would be a perfect creepy read for the month of October!” (BoundbyWords)
“I could easily see this book as a movie, and I highly recommend Starter House to anyone who wants a change from the usual haunted house genre.” (Sweet Southern Home blog)
“a great creepy and gothic read that will keep you reading with a flashlight under the covers late into the night!” (Book Addict Katie)
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The characters were somewhat stereotyped but I'd have to say I know someone like each of them. The author had an excellent way with words and kept the plot moving and me guessing. Besides the main haunted house story, the author delved into the deeper bonds of pregnancy, parenthood, marriage, and family. I look forward to reading more books by this author.