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Title:
Into the pit
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Novellas. Selections
ISBN:
9781338576016
Physical Description:
193 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents:
Into the pit -- To be beautiful -- Count the ways.
Reading Level:
790 L Lexile
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Summary:
A collection of three novellas explores what happens when three friends make wishes at a pizzeria and get more than they asked for.
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This terrifying short story collection includes three novella-length short stories, each of which feature five twisted illustrations. All-new creepy stories from Scott Cawthon, with accompanying illustrations by fan-favourite game artist! Game ranked #1 in Best Strategy Games, Kids Games and Action Games!


Author Notes

Scott Cawthon created an indie video game series named Five Nights at Freddy's that has turned into a media franchise, that includes writing books based on the video game.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Kirkus Review

Three spooky novellas pit teens against mechanical creatures.Oswald, Sarah, and Millie are dissatisfied with their lives. Oswald's father is unemployed and money is tightand to make things worse, his best friend has moved away. Sarah has a poor self-image, disordered eating, and wants to be model-pretty and popular. Goth Millie is miserable living with her grandfather in his overstuffed Victorian. Yet all three find that wishing for things to change can have consequences far worse than their previous troublesones that may claim their lives. Several characters from the Five Nights at Freddy's video game franchise feature in this short collection, and the animatronics in these original stories evoke the game's clunky, fear-inducing characters. While the novellas are certainly engaging in terms of plot and include some terrifyingalbeit goryimagery, the characters and their stories border on clich. Debut author Cooper's contributions are at times inventive, with nonlinear plots and inconclusive endings, but all the stories include similar, predictable plot points and occasional passages that could have been edited for clarity. There is a notable amount of repetitive and (too) straightforward dialogue throughout, but the simplicity overall makes for a smooth read that's devoid of ambiguity, focusing instead on the forward movement of action, which may draw in reluctant readers. Main characters are white; there is some minor diversity in secondary characters.Head into the pit for a quick horror read; those looking for immersion should keep out. (Horror. 12-16) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.