Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave

On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave
by Candace Fleming
Set in White Cemetery, an actual graveyard outside Chicago, each story takes place during a different time period from the 1860's to the present, and ends with the narrator's death. Some teens die heroically, others ironically, but all due to supernatural causes. Readers will meet walking corpses and witness demonic posession, all against the backdrop of Chicago's rich history—the Great Depression, the World's Fair, Al Capone and his fellow gangsters. (description from
This book was interesting. I liked how it was one boy's story that interwove all the tales of the other teens' deaths.  Some of the stories were far more interesting than others, but they were all fun and easy to read.  I loved how each was supernatural and creepy, but not enough to induce nightmares. A simple enough read that I would give to someone who has outgrown Goosebumps but doesn't really want full-on HORROR yet.
Full disclosure: Borrowed through interlibrary loan

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