On a day filled with costumed monsters, three kids and an adult show us a look at real monsters.
While reading this title, I couldn't put it down and needed to finish it. After I was finished, I had to take a few days to process what I had just read. This book will sit heavy with you and leave you wondering about your sense of humor and the need to watch bad things happen.
In this Halloween set crime thriller, the kids are decidedly, not alright. Told from Jody's point of view - one of the children involved in Robbie's (an adult friend) dastardly plan - you see the effects of poverty, neglect, and even over-involvement on kids who are just trying to make if from day to day. There are a few interludes, through letters, where you get to see the point of view of Robbie and Dagmar (Jody's love interest and best friend).
Jody's obsession with Lord of the Rings and his creative ways of not saying curse words will have you laughing, until you cry. This story will leave you wondering if anyone is truly innocent, and if so what does that really mean.
London : Titan Books, 2019.
Format: Book and eBook available
Description: 221 pages
Subjects: Revenge -- Fiction.
At the end of Yellow Street, in a ruined junkyard of a house, an angry outcast hatches a scheme to take revenge for all the wrongs he has suffered. With the help of three alienated neighborhood kids, he plans to hide razor blades, poison, drugs, and broken glass in Halloween candy and use the deadly treats to maim or kill dozens of innocent children. But as the clock ticks closer to sundown, will one of his helpersan innocent himself, in his own streetwise waycarry out or defeat the plan?