Tuesday, June 7, 2011

You're Invited to a Creepover: Truth or Dare by P.J. Night

Abby is super excited to have a sleepover with her best friends. They're going to watch movies, eat junk food, and stay up all night. But she can't shake the feeling that something strange is going on. She keeps feeling like someone's watching her, and then something strange happens with her cell phone. Someone is warning her to stay away from Jake, the cute boy who lives across the street. But the only people who know that she likes Jake are her friends, and they would never do anything so creepy...right? Maybe the answer is a bit more...otherworldly.
This is a fun book that plays with ideas of perception and the paranormal. It had a great set-up and a good pace that kept the tension tight until the end. The story played with some ghostly conventions (including one that reminded me of Twin Peaks) but never pushed things into too dark of a territory for this age group. On the whole, it reminded me of a neat mash-up of Mary Downing Hahn and Goosebumps. Check out other titles in this series coming soon.

See more about the series at Simon & Schuster.

I received an advanced copy from the S&S Galley Grab.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
You're Invited to a Creepover: You Can't Come In Here by P.J. Night
The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
You're Invited to a Creepover: Ready for a Scare? by P.J. Night
Goosebumps: Heads, You Lose! by R.L. Stine
The Doll in the Garden by Mary Downing Hahn

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