Review: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

There’s Someone Inside Your House in a YA horror novel. I don’t usually do horror, but this book was compared to the movie Scream, so I thought I could handle it. It’s really addictive, and definitely not too scary. I’d say it’s more suspenseful, while quite gory, but I really, really enjoyed it. The book centers around Makani, who’s new to the town and high school. Her parents shipped her from Hawaii to Nebraska, so they could deal with their divorce without her getting in the way. In short, her parents really suck, but thankfully her grandmother is awesome, despite her sleep-walking habit. Makani falls for […]

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Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

I was really not sure what to expect with We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I read this book because it’s Libby’s favorite book in Holding Up the Universe, and I was curious about it after hearing it mentioned so often in that book. It’s a gothic “horror” novel, and it was one of those books where I wasn’t quite sure what was going on half of the time. I wasn’t sure what was real and what was not. I’m still not sure. Merricat (Mary Catherine Blackwood) lives with her older sister, Constance, and her ailing uncle, Julian. They were the only survivors of a mass […]

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