Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stanger Things: 13 Supernatural Stories

Recently, the late-summer hit series, Stranger Things, has dredged up 80s nostalgia, while simultaneously reintroducing audiences to the thrills of well-written horror.  In response to this phenomenon, Karen Kleckner Keefe, over at The Booklist Reader, has compiled a list of 13 Supernatural Stories for 80s Horror Fans.  Check out the full list HERE or explore the highlights below!

The Boys of Summer (Richard Cox)

In 1979, a massive tornado devastates the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, leaving  nine-year-old Todd Willis in a coma, fighting for his life.  Four years later, Todd awakens to a world that looks the same but feels different in a way he can't quite grasp. For Todd, it's a struggle to separate fact from fiction.

A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor.

  Paper Girls (Brian Vaughan)
In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

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