Saturday, June 14, 2008

Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury

Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show arrives to Green Town, Illinois, welcoming Halloween a week early. Two boys, by the names of James Nightshade and William Halloway discover the secrets of the dark, sinister carnival. The carnival attracts all with a promise of dreams fulfilled and youth regained. Together, they venture near the verge of losing their friendship … and their own lives. They learn all too well, the meaning of “Be careful what you wish for.”

This novel is for any teen who is prepared for a dark, nightmarish mystery. It has a strange, hypnotic mood. Ray Bradbury’s writing is very unusual, yet interesting to read. I love how it is written. This book is like no other fantasy fiction book you have ever read. It is definitely a mesmerizing page-turner and will not disappoint you.

- Reviewed by Sevana, grade 9.