Andy Biggs's new life in the "burbs" is about to take a turn for the worse. An uninvited guest has moved into the stately old Victorian home he shares with his mom, new stepdad and baby sister. This weird little demon in a zoot suit has nothing but mischief on its mind and threatens to destroy Andy's home, school life and even his sanity....
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Brought to you by UditaBeware of spoilersI can already see kid’s imaginations running wild with this one…Andy Biggs is just a teenage boy, who has had to go through his parents’ divorce at a young age. He tends to stick to one or two friends, and is for lack of a better word, a nerd. The story starts off on Andy’s birthday, Halloween. He is at home, when he starts to experience strange things. The “bullying” starts over an instant message, sent from an anonymous user. Eventually, a creature appears in Andy’s room, and claims to be his worst nightmare. The story then proceeds to set up instances where this creature starts to harass Andy and his baby sister. After trying to find help from friends, and even resorting to telling his parents about the problem, Andy ends up in the mental hospital. A beautiful, mysterious girl approaches Andy and tries to convince him that she can help him solve his problem. Andy finally decides to trust her, and together they try to defeat this creature.Kritterkreep was definitely a good ghost story for a younger audience (8-11). Personally, I tend to read dark books so I didn’t find this book completely horrifying, and I felt certain parts of the book should have been the main focus of the story, instead of others. The ending was slightly rushed, but that was the best part of the story. I didn’t quite get how Andy started to go insane, but I think this book leaves a lot of room for kids to imagine crazy things–which may have been the intent. I think Gordon’s insight into the psyche of a young boy was spot on. This is J.D. Gordon’s debut novel, so overall it was a decent book.http://openbooksociety.com/article/ob...
Kritterkreep is a book which both young and old alike can enjoy. I read this book with my son who is 9 and we both agree that it was fabulous.J.D. Gordon has created a fabulous group of Characters. We have Andy who is from a divorced home, living with his mother and step-father and baby sister. Surprisingly or not surprisingly he adores his baby sister and takes care of her if she wakes in the night at times. Since he is a young teen and a boy that is strange behavior to me but I'm oh so glad that the author made this young man so loving to his younger sister. And protective too, he would have to be the best big brother ever. As for Chester the step-father all I can say is what a turd. Andy doesn't have many friends but those he does have seem to be strong and true friends. And Elsa was such a sweet girl yet oh so strong.This story had many creepy parts, but nothing so out there as to scare you so you couldn't sleep. It is perfect for that tween age where they want to be scared but still are sometimes afraid of things that go bump in the night. As I said my 9 year old read it and wasn't afraid at all, he had a few words he wasn't sure of what they were but for a whole he had very little difficulty reading it and found it to be entertaining. The "monster" kept him guessing for a long time as to what it was. To him it was everything from a demon to an imp to a monster. J.D. Gordon has definitely created a story for both young and old alike. The only negative I found was that I didn't truly know what Elsa was. Other than that I would have to say I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone with 8 and up children for Halloween.
I found KritterKreep to be a very strange book. It was creepy in some parts, and might be a good story for middle grade to preteen kids. I didn't really care for it and found it hard to keep reading. Although the story was written pretty well, I just couldn't get into the story and my love a details was constantly being challenged. There were several parts where I found myself rereading parts to figure out what was going on.I would not suggest this book for younger readers as there is quite a bit of scary stuff in it. At one point the main character is put in a mental ward of the hospital because he tells his parents what is going on. I just feel the theme of this book would be better for older kids 13 and up. If I had to rate this on a 1 to 5 scale, I'd probably give it a 3.Although I personally did not like this book, I always recommend my readers try a book for themselves. All reviews are my personal opinion, and my likes will differ from other people's.* I received a free print copy of this book from the author for my review. All my reviews are my honest, personal opinion. For more info, see my Policy & Disclosure page on my blog: http://btweenprose.blogspot.com
Kritterkreep was an a great book. It was pretty creepy, and kept me turning pages in anticipation of what would happen next. All of the characters were very well written. My favorite character had to be Elsa. She was pretty bad-ass towards the end of the book and highly intelligent. My only complaint is I wish at the end, the author would have specified more about what she is. That left me a little confused. I didn't really care for Chester or Melvin, and I thought they were both fairly annoying characters, but they weren't in the book very much. Since I have read Kritterkreep, I have become a fan of J.D. Gordon, and can't wait to read the rest of his books. This book is pretty spooky at times, so I would recommend it for readers twelve and older.
kritterkreep is fantastic book, its kind of pacy in the end.It is an easy and good book in my opinion.Its very action packed. I recommend KritterKreep to children 7 and up .
This is JD's first book for teens. I really enjoyed it!