Parents' Guide to

There's Someone Inside Your House

By Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Exciting serial-killer tale blends gore, suspense, romance.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Cool just a little graphic

I am the guardian/parent of a young set of twins who just read this book and I had to give it a go. I am just going to say the storyline was THE BEST THING EVERRRRRR!!!!!! I myself am into scary books like this but this one was just different in a very good way. The discretion though for the murder were a little graphic and the only reason I say 14+ but otherwise very good and even though there was mentions of ummm how do I put this....... “sexual activity” it wasn’t to much and if I am honest was quite frankly brief and not to in details other reason I say14+ but good book middle schoolers 13 could reas this book and be very satisfied but a little disturbed but that’s my bit of this.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Amazing read:just don’t read alone at night

As a 10th grader, I’m fine with the cursing and the talking about sex and the sex scene, but it is a well written horror book that made me scared to sleep at night alone in my room

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Gruesome murders, high school cliques, dark secrets, and teen romance abound in this suspenseful page turner. The action in There's Someone Inside Your House kicks in right away and keeps up at a good pace throughout the book. The story never lags, but it has enough fun and sweet scenes to give the reader a breather. Otherwise, the murders and gore would be too much to handle. Perkins has an excellent ear for teen dialogue. The characters feel like smart, funny, real teens you might know. The serial killer suspense is fun, if that's the right word for gory murder and dismemberment. Without giving away spoilers, one murder is given short shrift, and the killer's reveal and motive are unsatisfying. The story is great on most fronts -- the mysteries, friendships, and romance -- but the ending could have tied things up better. An epilogue would have been a perfect addition and would have rounded out the story well.

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