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"Turn on—all—the lights before reading this hair-raiser full of serious Scream vibes." –Seventeen
Title: There’s Someone Inside Your House
By: Stephanie Perkins
Book Group Leader: Jan Trepanier
Goodreads: 3.7 Stars
Amazon: 3.4 Stars
Ms. Smith’s Review: 4 Stars I LOVED this book. It kept me on my toes and was a page turner from the start. Highly recommended for those who love horror and gore. YIKES!!
Gr 8 Up-In a small town in Nebraska, a series of grisly murders starts with the high school musical's star, who is found with a smiley face carved into her throat. The next one targeted is the football running back, whose head is sliced open and brain slashed. Only high school students are targeted, and recent transfer Makani Young and her friends wonder who will be next while trying to find a pattern in the victims. Meanwhile, Makani is enjoying her blossoming romance with loner Ollie, whose loner status has invited suspicion that he could be the murderer. When Makani is attacked, she and Ollie fight off and identify the attacker. The race is on for the town to catch him, and fear is everywhere. Each character is unique, which is no small feat in this large cast of victims, suspects, and other students. Makani has depth and a history that will resonate with readers. While it might seem that the killer should have been easier to stop earlier between his near misses and careless mistakes, the suspense and action make this a difficult book to put down. The plot is engaging to the very end. VERDICT Recommended for all collections where suspense is popular.-Kelly Jo Lasher, Middle Township High School, Cape May Court House, NJ © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.