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Get in Trouble

get in troubleGet in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link

Kelly Link’s new book, Get in Trouble, offers the perfect set of chilling tales to keep my mind off the blazing hot weather. Each story is told from a unique character’s perspective. I listened to the audiobook and every story’s narrator was cast perfectly. One of my favorite stories was ‘The Summer People.’ A young girl is in charge of taking care of mysterious visitors who inhabit a cottage behind her house. She shares her secret duty with a new found friend, who starts to help her with the care taking duties. Another interesting story is ‘The Slumber Party.” Doll-like “monster” Boyfriends are all the rage and a group of girls’ friendship strains after one of them gets a limited edition ghost Boyfriend.

These stories are perfect for anyone who can’t wait for fall (or really just October tbh) and are fans of Kelly Link in general. For more spooky, magical books check out the author Carlos Ruiz Zafon, What I Didn’t See: and Other Stories by Karen Joy Fowler, or The Unfinished World: and Other Stories by Amber Sparks.

Reviewed by: Kate at Parr Library

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