Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Devouring

The Devouring by Simon Holt
Image courtesy of Library Thing

Holt, Simon. The Devouring. Little, Brown, and Company; New York; 2008.

Awards/Honors: n/a

Annotation: Regina Halloway’s mom has abandoned the family, leaving her to raise her baby brother and endure her depressed dad. She finds solace in her friendship with Aaron, her job at the bookstore Something Wicked, and the horror books and movies she devours.

"Horror books can freak people out! Especially reading one on a scary night." (Michael, 19)

Book Talk: Vivian didn’t think her boss Eben would mind if she borrowed the manuscript that she found while unpacking a box at the bookstore. She starts reading it as a bedtime story to her brother Henry, until he starts behaving strangely.

“When dark creeps in and eats he light,
Bury your fears on Sorry Night
For in the winter’s blackest hours
Comes the feasting of the Vours
No one can see it, the life they stole,
Your body’s here but not your soul…”

Surely, the Vours can’t be real?

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