Book review: More Horowitz Horror
Eight nerve-tingling stories that are guaranteed to make you shiver and shudder and look rather suspiciously at the person unfortunate enough to be sitting next to you while you read the book.
Anthony Horowiz is a well know author of spy books for children. I have read and truly enjoyed his Alex Rider and Power of Five series. His protagonists are always young teenage children and he finds inspiration from everyday things rather than supernatural forces.
This book, "More Horowitz Horror" is a collection of eight horror-stories in which a teenage boy or girl gets caught in a nightmarish situation in broad daylight. A girl with a hearing aid can hear thoughts of her creepy teacher as he plans his wife's murder , a girl has a nightmare about the flight their family is going to take but her family dismisses her concerns as childish, a teenage boy is suspicious about the hitchhiker his father has given ride, there is a telephone, a cottage and a lift with strange powers. I can actually hear an evil laugh at the end of each story.
The stories are never too violent but they will make you a bit jumpy! I found the book deliciously spine-chilling. A bit of warning though..do not read the book at night if you are alone.
Everyday commonplace things might start to look spooky and creepy...and alive!
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