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The Monster Variations

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Publisher Comments:

This fast-paced read will keep readers on the edge of their seats!

Someone is killing boys in a small town. The murder weapon is a truck, and the only protection is a curfew enacted to keep kids off the streets. But it’s summer—and that alone is worth the risk of staying out late for James, Willie, and Reggie.

Willie, who lost his arm in the first hit-and-run attack, finds it hard to keep up with his two best friends as they leave childhood behind. All of them are changing, hounded by their parents, hunted by the killer, and haunted by the “monster,” a dead thing that guards the dangerous gateway between youth and manhood. But that’s not all: shadowing the boys everywhere is Mel Herman, the mysterious and brilliant bully whose dark secrets may hold the key to their survival. As the summer burns away, these forces collide, and it will take compassion, brains, and guts for the boys to overcome their demons—and not become monsters themselves.

In this chilling and poignant debut novel, Daniel Kraus deftly explores the choices boys grapple with and the revelations that occur as they become men.

Synopsis:

On his way to State University, nineteen-year-old James runs into a former friend and is immersed in memories from the year they were twelve and learns that monsters exist in the world--and within themselves.

About the Author

Daniel Kraus is a writer, editor, and filmmaker. He lives with his wife in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375892646
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Horror & Ghost Stories
Author:
Kraus, Daniel
Author:
Daniel Kraus
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Boys / Men
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Horror
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Boys & Men
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090811
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Age Level:
12-17

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Children's » General
Children's » Scary Stories
Children's » Scary Stories » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Death and Dying
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Emotions and Feelings
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Special Needs

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"Synopsis" by , On his way to State University, nineteen-year-old James runs into a former friend and is immersed in memories from the year they were twelve and learns that monsters exist in the world--and within themselves.
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