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By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Creepy "Nightbooks" sequel has vampire, zombies, friendship.

Book J.A. White Fantasy 2022
Cover of Gravebooks by J.A. White featuring kid at gates of spooky graveyard

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J.A. White ups the creepiness ante with vampires, zombies, body parts, and the undead in this scary horror sequel. Sensitive and nightmare-prone readers might want to avoid Gravebooks, but horror fans will enjoy this return to the world of Nightbooks and find a lot to scare them. And aspiring writers will relate to young Alex's angst and self-doubt, while picking up a lot of useful tips on the art and craft of storytelling. As in the first book, strong messages of friendship, teamwork, and figuring out ways of dealing with the unexpected are plentiful.

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