The beasties

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Dutton Children's Books,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 6
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The master of suspense delivers a hard-core horror story to thrill and chill.Fans will get more than goose bumps from this terrifying tour de force by William Sleator. The nightmare begins when Doug's family moves to the desolate northern woods; soon he and his little sister, Colette, become caught up in a war between the area's loggers and a dying race of woodland creatures who depend on human body parts for their survival.Tunnels, tunnels, leading everywhere...even right into Doug and Colette's basement. But who built them? Could the rumors about the mysterious, bloodthirsty kidnappers called the Beasties possibly be true? Skeptical Doug doesn't buy it at first, even if an unusual number of the local inhabitants seem to be missing important pieces of their anatomies. But once he and his sister stumble into a cavernous opening and meet the Beastie scout named Fingers, Doug is forced to become a believer. Colette soon is indoctrinated into the society of the Family, an underground civilization of slimy, pale beings with crudely stitched-together body parts. Doug desperately hopes to remain an outsider, but it seems he has no choice. In fact, the Family needs him to make the biggest sacrifice of all. If he tries to escape, he faces an awful truth (one that readers, too, will learn): Once you have met the Beasties, you will never be safe again.Hailed by R. L. Stine as "one of my favorite young-adult writers,"
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Grouping Title beasties
Grouping Author sleator william
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-03-14 04:38:58AM
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display_description When fifteen-year-old Doug and his younger sister Colette move with their parents to a forested wilderness area, they encounter some weird creatures whose lives are endangered.
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publishDate 1997
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subject_facet Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Ecology -- Juvenile fiction, Human ecology -- Juvenile fiction, Wilderness areas -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The beasties
title_full The beasties / William Sleator
title_short The beasties
topic_facet Brothers and sisters, Ecology, Human ecology, Wilderness areas