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Half-Minute Horrors

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Clever, scary collection with big-name authors.

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HALF-MINUTE HORRORS is spooky, creepy, disturbing, and hilarious. The book is filled with quick stories and drawings whipped up to scare the pants off of every kid, and a few parents, that have the courage to open it. Readers will be hooked from the first story by Lemony Snicket and will not find a dull moment throughout the book. Each story is so quick that often the brevity is what is scary and startling. Many stories leave readers wondering what happened and it is those lingering questions that will contribute to their uneasiness.

The book does a fantastic job of keeping the fright and tension high. There is no time for the audience to recover from one frightening story before another quickly pops up to inflict more damage. Kids who love creepiness and thrive on wild tales will love this one, kids who are a bit sensitive might do well to avoid. The fast pace and easy to read style makes it a great book for brave reluctant readers.

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