Poblocki, Dan. The Gathering. Scholastic, Inc., 2016. 215 pages. Hardcover $11.19, ISBN 978-0-545-92550-1; PLB $16.99, ISBN 978-1-33809-127-4
TL;DR: Do I recommend this book? Yes!
Part of a series? Yes; this is book one of the Shadow House trilogy
Several children from different circumstances receive a summons to Larkspur House; each summons is different, but each also succeeds in luring the children to the house. Shifting hallways, disappearing doors, and mysterious figures are found aplenty in the building…any exit or help is not. Will the children make it out alive?
This book was borderline too scary for me … but I am a big scaredy-cat anyways. 🙂 The creepiness just keeps on coming, and the action is nonstop. This unputdownable horror fix is perfect for your hardcore middle grader who wants a scary read.
Grade Level: 3-6
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