Publication Date: 01/09/2022 ISBN: 9780755504626 Category:

Fear Ground

Jennifer Killick

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 01/09/2022 ISBN: 9780755504626 Category:
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The brand new must-read middle-grade novel from the author of Crater Lake. Perfect for 9+ fans of R.L.Stine’s Goosebumps.

There’s a new craze at Dread Wood High. Flinch is a game of fear. The more you scare your friends, the more points on the app you get. At first it’s fun, but soon fun is replaced by fear. And Angelo and his friends notice that everyone is behaving more and more strangely every day – almost as if something is taking over their brains…

With the fair arriving in town, adrenaline and excitement levels are high. But who are the people behind the super-creepy clown masks? With fights breaking out and Flinch in full force, it’s time for the final showdown at the Fear Ground. Let the REAL games begin!

Publisher Review

On the first Dread Wood book: "Deliciously scary and hilarious comedy-horror, perfectly pitched for eight-plus." The Guardian "Brilliantly creepy fun for young horror fans, with an unexpectedly moving ending."The i, 30 of the best children's books for Easter. "Jennifer Killick's talent for horror and humour is blended brilliantly here as the spiky dialogue, unstoppable pace and genuinely menacing atmosphere build to a tremendous climax"- Daily Mail "A heart-stopping thrill ride of a book." M.G. Leonard, author of Adventures on Trains series "Sharp, scary and a whole lot of fun!" Christopher Edge, author of Escape Room "This is BRILLIANT! Creepy, pacy, smart, witty and just pure Jennifer genius." Vashti Hardy, author of Brightstorm "This is Killick's best book yet; think 'The Breakfast Club' meets 'Stranger Things', making great use of her talent for comic dialogue and her astute eye for just the right kind of scary for this age group." Fiona Noble, Bookseller, Editor's Choice Dread Wood is the superb, super-scary and super-cool new horror-comedy story from the brilliant Jennifer Killick. After her last two books (the fantastically creepy Crater Lake and Crater Lake: Evolution), Jennifer has, yet again, upped the level of stylishly slick, sinister storylines and honed her clever range of shock / comedy techniques - from the laugh-out-loud, nose-snortingly funny moments, to the cheekily edgy asides, to the poignant warm-hearted, gentle, fun scenes she does so well. - ReadingZone (Book of the Day, February 16th) "Spine-tingling, rib-tickling stuff." - Chris Callaghan, author of The Great Chocoplot

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