Synopses & Reviews
Scary stories are a perennial favorite among youngsters, and Robert D. San Souci obliges them with 13 more spine-tingling horror stories in Triple-Dare to Be Scared. Each elegantly crafted vignette draws readers into the life of a young person like themselves just as a bad decision or an act of fate brings the characters face-to-face with the supernatural. Each story hurtles through twists and turns toward a surprise ending much more compelling than in a traditional spook story. Second Childhood” wonders where to take shelter from a recently awakened child-ghost? (Answer: Not its former home!) Plat-Eye” features twins who learn why they should be afraid of a big, bad shapechanger whos paying a little too much attention to them. Far Site” expands a video game into something much larger and more frightening! Field of Nightmares” turns an innocent baseball game on old man Fletchers field into a fight for life. These exciting stories feature children of various ethnicities taking on all manner of threats from beyond the grave and beyond logic while David Ouimets creepy illustrations add that extra twinge of terror.