Hide and Seek by Catherine MacPhail
Release Date: June 1st 2009
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Genre: Middle Grade - Thriller
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A cruel prank backfires in this spooky chiller
This book is told from a 3rd person pov from the popular bully of the school, Nicole. Her plan is to play a trick on the new girl in school. So Nicole and a bunch of her friends decide to sneak into their school to try and scare her. The new girl wants to know if the school is really haunted. The kids plan to take the ghost story and play it off as real. Everything seems different in the dark though and soon Nicole starts to wonder whether the joke might not be a joke anymore.
The characters are ok. I wasn’t a super fan of them. Nicole was the standard bully and I always hate them but that’s just the way her character is supposed to be. The twist at the end was a good one that I really didn’t see coming. This is a decent thriller that could give you creeps if you aren’t big into reading books like that. I would not consider it horror but I read Stephen King so… yea…
This book was created for kids with dyslexia. The paragraphs are very short, with simple writing, which makes this book an easy read. I would suggest anyone read the book, not just ones with dyslexia. I am interested in picking up more books by the author and possibly letting my son read this because he is starting to read chapter books now and I think this one would be a good one for him.
*This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.