#Review ~ Monsters Around the Campfire by Donovan Scherer

Posted September 9, 2015 by Michelle in Review / 1 Comment

#Review ~  Monsters Around the Campfire by Donovan SchererMonsters Around the Campfire by Donovan Scherer
Published by Ratatat Graphics LLC on July 22nd 2014
Genres: Camping, Ghost Stories, Horror & Ghost Stories, Middle Grade, Monsters
Pages: 125
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon, Amazon Freebie
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four-stars

Even on a hot summer night, there can be chills around a campfire. For Ollie Carothers and his fellow campers, the goal was simple - have the best time ever.

In the glow of the fire, stories are told, one camper to another. But are they just stories? What snapped the branch? Is that just a shadow? What lurks under the surface of the swimming hole?

Could it really be ...
Monsters?

Monsters Around the Campfire is collection of five short stories all brought together by a group of kids at summer camp. The book features 13 illustrations by the author.

My Review:

I thought this book was going to be about a bunch of stories around a campfire but it’s a little different. Each story, you get 5 creepy stories, is told as events at the camp grounds is happening. I thought it was pretty good, I liked the stories, not as scary as I thought but I guess for a middle grade read it might be scary.

The first story in the book is about a group of camp counselor telling scary stories. One of the counselors Veronica is sort of a jerk she tends to pick on the little kids and pretty much deserves whatever happens to her. This story was actually the creepies out of the 5. I was hoping this was a set up to the rest of the book.

The second story was about not so friendly mermaids and I seriously wouldn’t want to be shipwrecked around this fish of the sea.

The third story was about an old dog and a puppy finding a scary monster in the woods. I think this story just made me sad and now I am worried about the dog.

The fourth story was about Zombies, I actually liked this one, I am not a zombie fan because they usually scare me but this was pretty good and I liked the kid Cameron. The end was pretty good with this one as well.

The firth story was about a swarm. This was very interesting and I liked how it was done not super scary but it made me itchy.

The events at the camp ground was pretty cool also but I think it had a story that could have been a lot bigger but it was a really fun read. I recommend to middle grade (as long as they are not to scared) teens and adult. Quick and fun and perfect for a summer night or while you are camping. 🙂

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