Mason Reed has never taken the bus to school, but after his family moves, he is left with no choice. But what should have been a pleasant experience according to his bedtime stories, turns out to be a menacing challenge beyond anything he could have anticipated.
Narrated in the style of Room by Emma Donoghue, a young boy grows increasingly frustrated when his cousin, who suffers from a mysterious illness, moves into his attic.
The Wallpaper Man can help you. He can make it all go away…if you give him the pain.
Kyle has a new neighbor at Valley Acres Trailer Park—a strange, pale girl named Winter, who has an abusive father…and a rare allergy to the sun.
The narrator’s baby son refuses to come out from underneath the bed.
An undisciplined rottweiler breaks through a fence into a neighbors’s yard where a young child plays, unattended.
Tommy is lost, walking along an abandoned road. He remembers his family and his normal life, but he fails to remember how he got himself on the road he is treading now.
Cammie has grown up in foster care since the accident that took the lives of her parents, for which she blames herself. She was alone until recently, when her little brother Jason was returned by his adoptive family and joined her in a foster home. She tries to scare Jason by reciting a nursery rhyme about a monster called Mr. Chew, but she is the one who is scared. She sees Mr. Chew every day, staring at her and creeping closer and closer.
All Amanda wants is a friend who’ll value what she has to say. Who would have thought she’d find that friend living in the giant, rusty boiler in the basement?
These women and priests just don’t get it at all.