Friday, March 6, 2009

Freaky Friday :|: 1

It's the inaugural post of Freaky Friday, otherwise known as Horror Whores! To start the weekly shindig we have--

Title: The Band
Author:
Carmen Adams
Published:
May 1994
Pages:
144
Publisher:
Avon Flare, a division of HarperCollins
Summary
:
In an electrifying tale of supernatural suspense for today's hot young adult market, Karen, a new girl in school, is overjoyed to be accepted by The Band--until she discovers that her newly found friends are, in fact, members of a high school band killed 20 years ago. - from bn.com
Editorial Review:
Gr 8 Up-This horror tale perks along with a sparkling style and a plucky, determined heroine. It's formulaic, but entertaining and well characterized. Megan, the proverbial new girl at Mojave High, restores an ancient school bus; re-creates a tragic accident; and researches in the library and a bookstore in order to rid the town of revenants and release The Band of Undead into mortality. Despite some potholes in the plot, the writing is a cut above the usual slasher sleaze associated with the genre. Megan is resourceful and an adversary worthy of her creepy, occult opponents. A romping read that will provide YAs with the funhouse thrills they currently crave. - from School Library Journal, bn.com
I'm starting with Carmen Adams because, aside from the Goosebumps series, the only flashback book I own is from Adams. No, it's not this one. I'll get to it.

I've never read The Band but if it's anything like the book I do have, I must buy and horde my copy into the grave. Or ungrave, as it were.

2 comments:

The Voter said...

This book seems really good. I think I'm gonna try to find it!

Sara

Anonymous said...

OH I read this book in the 7th grade. I loved loved loved it I have spent years looking for it. I am now 28 and getting it for my daughter who is now in the 7th grade!

sandra

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