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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Book Review: The Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar

This book was recommended by my 10 year old. I don't ever turn down a recommendation from her.

This was a very cute book comprised of short stories. The stories are similar to plots out of The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock only _nicer_.

One spoiler example: Predators was about a young boy who surfed the net. His mother warned him of talking to 'predators' on-line. He was sure he knew how to tell the difference.

He befriends an on-line friend that is clear to the reader could be a risky "friend". Although the boy does not tell him where he lives, he does give information about points of interest that reveal to the "friend" where he lives. The "friend" takes advantage of it and asks to meet him in real life. The boy agrees. And when they meet...the "friend" tells him "i am not really 12 years old..." and the reader now knows, the "friend" is really a predator. But the little boy turns to the predator and says "i am...12 centuries!" and turns into a vampire and attacks the predator. Loved it!

But the coolest part was having conversations about the stories with CJ. Every morning she would come in to see where I was in the book and we would talk about what I read and what my favorite part was.

1 comment:

  1. I love that you're reading books with your daughter. I hope to someday do that with Maddie!