Hide and Shriek

Hide and Shriek

Book - 2007
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With rivalries and cliques to blame for the drop in attendance at Camp Lakeview, Bunk 5A is on official warning but after a horror story about a creepy local who tortures campers, Chelsea's disappearance frightens everyone into joining forces.
Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, c2007
ISBN: 9780448444529
0448444526
9781428734531
1428734538
Branch Call Number: jFIC MOR
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 20 cm

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B_Strong
Aug 09, 2018

** spoiler alert **

Okay. So I totally went into the book knowing it was a junior novel and that as a 30 year old woman I’m not the target audience but that’s not why I gave it 2 stars.

I gave it2 stars because though the book claims to be about cropsy, it isn’t. Cropsy is a real urban legend (and real ish person) with a very specific backstory. It’s not just the name of someone or something spooky like the Boogeyman. Watch the Netflix documentary. It’s great. The cropsy in this book is more like Jason from the Friday the 13th franchise.

Also this book as 11 main characters 2 secondary characters and a handful of other named but less important characters. And they are all kinda the same one note so it was really hard to tell them apart.

I would have definitely picked this book up as a 9 year old but would have gone “ugh I’m bored with all this drama, where’s the scary part??”

And it did an okay job once the girls were at the camp out at night time. But the first 80 pages were worthless and it wrapped up super quickly and threw the ending into an epilogue.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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linnea2
Mar 06, 2015

this book is the creepiest book I have ever read it is VERY creepy, it keeps you wanting to carry on reading and not putting it down at all!!!!!

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linnea2
Mar 06, 2015

linnea2 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

indigo_monkey_91 Jun 25, 2013

indigo_monkey_91 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 8

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