Darkness Creeping by Neal Shusterman

Dakness CreepingOpening Sentence:

History tells of a man named Pavlov.

Synopsis:

Imagine being trapped forever in someone else’s nightmare, with no means of escape. Or caught on one of the most terrifying roller coasters of all time, when suddenly the tracks ahead just disappear. Enter the world of Darkness Creeping, where hollow-eyed skulls arrive in the mail and nothing is as it seems. Take a walk on the dark side with these masterfully creepy stories so horrifying you may have to read them twice to remind yourself they’re not real.

Genre:

Thriller

Rating:

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Pages:

291

ISBN:

978-0-14-240721-9

Year:

2007

Format:

Paperback

Comments:

The stories in this young adult book are really creepy. In fact, the writing is better than in many adult books I have read. The back says this book is for ages ten and up, but some of these stories are maybe a bit scary for younger readers.

All of the stories in this book are so good, it was difficult to pick my favourites, but I have to give you a top three so here we go:

Third place goes to Connecting Flight. If you are already afraid of flying, you may wish to skip this story. If you aren’t afraid of flying, you soon will be!

Coming in at second place is Black Box. This story is an example of what could happen if you were to leave something of world-shattering importance in the hands of a curious child.

Finally, my favourite story in this collection (by a very narrow margin) is Same Time Next Year, a very interesting take on the hazards of time travel.

All in all, this collection is well worth reading for teens and adults alike.

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