Coupon
The Boy Meets Girl Massacre (Annotated)
by Ainslie Hogarth


Overview -

Gripping, grisly, and keeps you guessing until the shocking end

Noelle Dixon takes a summer nightshift job at the infamous Boy Meets Girl Inn, even though she's well aware of the horrifying murders that happened there decades ago.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $11.99
  • Members Save 10% Club Price
    $ 10.79

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
 
 

More About The Boy Meets Girl Massacre (Annotated) by Ainslie Hogarth
 
 
 
Overview

Gripping, grisly, and keeps you guessing until the shocking end

Noelle Dixon takes a summer nightshift job at the infamous Boy Meets Girl Inn, even though she's well aware of the horrifying murders that happened there decades ago. That's why she has a diary--to write down everything she experiences in case things go bump in the night. But the inexplicable freezing drafts, the migrating rotten-flesh smell, and the misplaced personal items don't really scare her. Noelle has bigger problems: her father's failing health, her friend Alfred's inappropriate crush, and the sore spot on the back of her head that keeps getting worse.

When a party commemorating the anniversary of the original killings ends in a ghoulish bloodbath, Noelle's diary becomes the key piece of evidence for investigators. But the cryptic entries suggest that there's more to the bizarre case than can be rationally explained . . .

Praise:

"Grim, gross, and smart, this title will satisfy hard-core horror fans."--School Library Journal

"Highly frightening and effective."--Kirkus Reviews

"This strange, incredibly grisly story will likely thrill teenagers and horrify their parents."--Foreword Reviews

"Hogarth delivers in bringing...a summer slasher flick to the page."--Publishers Weekly


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738744728
  • ISBN-10: 0738744727
  • Publisher: Flux
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 288


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Horror

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-07-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

After a grisly death, all that’s left of 16-year-old Noelle Dixon, a possible murderer, is her bloodied diary. The story leading to her demise unfolds in her own words—annotated with comments from criminal investigators and Hollywood honchos hoping to turn the tale into a blockbuster—as she spends a summer jotting down the strange happenings at the purportedly haunted inn where she works. The setup lends itself well to Noelle’s manic fugue states and familial musings, but while some passages and anecdotes are chilling, readers are frequently jolted out of the story by the absurdity of Noelle pausing in the middle of traumatic, terrifying events to record them—especially when she’s in a closet reporting that the lights have gone out and she can’t see. There’s also a disconnect between the characters’ rough-sketched backstories and Hogarth’s attention to less important details like the description of a man eating a chicken or Noelle getting her ears cleaned out by her father. Even so, Hogarth (The Lonely) delivers in bringing what amounts to a summer slasher flick to the page. Ages 13–up. Agent: Ali McDonald, Rights Factory. (Sept.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews