What is the book about?
“Annie isn’t frightened of the rows and rows of corn that grow behind her house. That is, until her grandmother warns her that the devil lies in wait, ready to gobble up any bad children that wander through the shadowy stalks. Fearing for her life, Annie promises to be a good girl and steer clear of the forbidden ground.
Then Paul moves in next door. He’s cruel. He’s dirty. He curses. He is exactly the kind of boy that would be a succulent treat for the beast. So, when Paul wants to explore the train tracks just beyond the cornfield, the words of Annie’s grandmother snake through her doubtful mind. Could the old wives tale actually be true? Will she risk her life and soul to follow Paul, or will she heed the warning before it’s too late?” – GoodReads
A short frightening book which kept me at the edge of my sea whilst I was on a night train to university. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the captivating storyline which was full of suspense. I liked the general vibe of the book. This was a great book because it kept me at the edge of my seat throughout the whole read and I remained full of suspense as I read this book.
I also liked how this book was uniquely unpredictable. There was no way anyone could predict the end of this book. One thing I disliked about the book was how short it was. The book was so good that I felt like it could have carried on and more could have been written about it.
However, others might disagree with me and say that the shortness of the book is what made the book even better. This is a valid argument in my eyes.
Overall, I feel like this book was the reason why I became interested in the theme of horror and I feel like this book should be read by everyone who’s looking to enjoy themselves for a short period of time. I highly recommend this book and I give this book a strong 4/5 star rating.
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