Donald R. Gallo Short Circuits

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Short Circuits

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9780385307857: Short Circuits

Prepare to be jolted . . . electrified . . .  zapped. Here are thirteen hair-raising stories that  are bound to stun and shock  you.
There is great suspense in Robert Westall's  "Aunt Florrie" and Larry Bograd's "The  Reincarnation of Sweet Lips." Horrifying  happenings occur in Annette Curtis Klause's "The  Hoppins" and Patricia Windsor's  "Teeth."
Ghosts abound in stories by Joan  Aiken, Vivien Alcock, Elsa Marston, Jane McFann,  Frances A. Miller, and Joan Lowery Nixon. For a dose  of comic relief, readers will gulp with glee at  Ellen Conford's "For Pete's Snake," Gary  Blackwood's "Ethan Unbound," and Steven  Otfinoski's "Salesman, Beware!" Read this  shocking collection at your own risk.
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Grade 7-10-- While the quality of these 13 selections varies, all are unique, most are well written, and some are quite chilling. Joan Lowery Nixon's ``There's a Tomb Waiting for You'' and Annette Curtis Klause's ``The Hoppins'' anchor the collection. In Gary Blackwood's ``Ethan Unbound,'' the protagonist gets locked in the library with a librarian who is a witch . . . literally, and must summon his literary friends, such as Dracula, to save him from her torture. Patricia Windsor's ``Teeth'' is perhaps the most gruesome of the generally mild collection. Objects of fright range from typical ghosts and snakes to invisible dogs and science-fiction creatures called Oomelecks. With humor, romance, and plenty of unexplained and unusual events, Short Circuits will interest horror aficionados and lure readers who are not usually attracted to the genre. It's a nice alternative to traditional blood and gore. There's plenty here to keep teens reading . . . and looking over their shoulders. --Sharon Korbeck, Milwaukee Public Library
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