Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Games by Robin Klein

There are three three copies of this wonderful book in the Little Library of Rescued Book, and my preferred one is the hardback edition which also has a map of the house in it. Three friends could all read it together if they wanted to. When Patricia (a not so popular but very bright girl) is invited for a weekend away without adult supervision at Genevieve's aunt's house in the country she is flattered. Desperate to fit in at her new school, she goes along hoping to make new friends. However, not all goes to plan, things start to go wrong. The girls discover an old diary and decide to hold a seance. The weather is foul and there are other foul things afoot. Suddenly their game turns into something very sinister. Their nervousness turns to panic...what is happening in the house? This thriller is hard to put down. It is very descriptive so you feel you know the characters and the isolation of the house and you can really feel the tension.

1 comment:

  1. This was a great read. I read half in one night, and stopped at a scary part. I couldn't sleep that night. It got me wondering though, was it just a prank being played on Patricia, or was it something super-natural? The end was surprising, and I wasn't expecting it at all! This deals with bullying, with a bit of horror thrown in...