Synopses & Reviews
Talk about Working out Your Faith with Fear and Trembling.
The biggest thing to happen to Skary, Indiana, is renowned horror novelist Wolfe Boone-or, “Boo,” as the locals fondly call him. For the past sixteen years, the reclusive writer has been the towns greatest attraction, having unintentionally turned the once-struggling Skary into a thriving tourist-trap for the dark side: from the Haunted Mansion restaurant, famous for its “bloody fingers” (fries splattered with ketchup) to Spookys Bookstore (where employees dress like the walking dead).
But when a newly reformed Wolfe suddenly quits the genre and subsequently starts to pursue Skarys favorite girl-next-door, Ainsley Parker, the little town made famous by his writings becomes truly horrified. Soon, a scheme is plotted to put the fright back into Skary-and get their most famous resident out of love and back into the thrill business.
Filled with humor, small town charm, and a gentle message of enduring faith, Boo shows how even the most colorful group of busybodies and hypocrites can become a community changed forever by God.
When best-selling horror novelist Wolfe Boone becomes a Christian and gives up the genre, his neighbors in Skary, Indiana, plot to change his mind.
About the Author
Rene Gutteridge is the author of Ghost Writer and Troubled Waters. She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.
Reading Group Guide
1. Which character did you like the most? Was it the same character that you related to the most?
2. What do you think motivated Missy Peeple to act the way she did? What do you think she was trying to protect, and why?
3. Was Ainsley Parker justified in her anger toward Wolfe? What about her skepticism...was she right to question the authenticity of his new faith?
4. What are some of the characteristics of Wolfe Boone that make him endearing?
5. What did you find the funniest about this book?
6. What do you think the authors intentions were for writing its theme inside a comedic novel?
7. What are your views about people who write horror? Why do you think they write it?
8. What is it that you like most about the town of Skary, Indiana? Do you see Skary as another character in this book?