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The Cemetery Boys
by Heather Brewer


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Part Hitchcock, part Hinton, this first-ever stand-alone novel from Heather Brewer, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, uses classic horror elements to tell a darkly funny coming-of-age story about the dangerous power of belief and the cost of blind loyalty that Kirkus Reviews called "a slick, spooky, chilling mystery."

When Stephen's dad says they're moving, Stephen knows it's pointless to argue.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Part Hitchcock, part Hinton, this first-ever stand-alone novel from Heather Brewer, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, uses classic horror elements to tell a darkly funny coming-of-age story about the dangerous power of belief and the cost of blind loyalty that Kirkus Reviews called "a slick, spooky, chilling mystery."

When Stephen's dad says they're moving, Stephen knows it's pointless to argue. They're broke from paying Mom's hospital bills, and now the only option left is to live with Stephen's grandmother in Spencer, a backward small town that's like something out of The Twilight Zone. Population: 814.

Stephen's summer starts looking up when he meets punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon. With Cara, he feels safe and understood--and yeah, okay, she's totally hot. In Devon and his group, he sees a chance at making real friends. Only, as the summer presses on, and harmless nights hanging out in the cemetery take a darker turn, Stephen starts to suspect that Devon is less a friend than a leader. And he might be leading them to a very sinister end. . . .


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062307880
  • ISBN-10: 0062307886
  • Publisher: Harper Teen
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-01-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Stephen’s mother’s mental illness has left the family destitute, forcing him and his father to move from Denver to Stephen’s grandmother’s house in the small town of Spencer, Mich., where citizens cling to a legend that promises prosperity in exchange for a sacrifice to mythical “Winged Ones.” Soon it becomes clear that nearly everyone in Spencer seems to believe in these creatures, which have apparently wreaked havoc on the town for decades. The power struggle between Stephen’s grandmother and his cowed father serves as a foil for the hierarchy among the “cemetery boys” of the title—the new friends Stephen hangs out and drinks with in the town cemetery—most of whom are under the thumb of Devon, the sinister twin brother of Stephen’s crush, Cara. Brewer (the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series) crafts a mystery steeped in betrayal, and although a prologue that rockets ahead to the pivotal end threatens to rob the tale of some of its suspense, the gory conclusion and its twists still do the trick. Ages 13–up. Agent: Michael Bourret, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Mar.)

 
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