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The Stitchers: Fright Watch 1 by Lorien Lawrence

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Horror

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

If you like:

– Goosebumps & Nancy Drew

I was a Fear Street reader back in the day. I was too old for Goosebumps by the time they released, but I did start reading some with my 8 year old son recently.

This was a slow burn read with a bit of repetitiveness, but the author does a nice job of leaving you with a trail of bread crumbs to follow.

Things don’t really start picking up till the halfway mark, and I was curious to find out more about the Oldies, which was what kept me going in the first place. Otherwise, I’m not sure I would have continued to be honest.

Overall, it was a good set up for the next book and an age appropriate story for a younger audience.

What are you currently reading??

Something strange is happening on Goodie Lane . . .

Thirteen-year-old Quinn Parker knows that there’s something off about her neighbors. She calls them “the Oldies” because they’ve lived on Goodie Lane for as long as anyone can remember, but they never seem to age. Are they vampires? Or aliens? Or getting secret experimental surgeries? Or is Quinn’s imagination just running wild again?

If her dad were still around, he’d believe her. When he was alive, they’d come up with all sorts of theories about the Oldies. Now, Quinn’s determined to keep the investigation going with the help of Mike, her neighbor and maybe-crush. They’ll have to search for clues and follow the mystery wherever it leads—even if it’s to the eerie pond at the end of the street that’s said to have its own sinister secrets. But the Oldies are on to them. And the closer Quinn and Mike get to uncovering the answers, the more they realize just how terrifying the truth may be.

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