Book review: There’s Someone Inside Your House, by Stephanie Perkins

Perkins, Stephanie. There’s Someone Inside Your House. Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2017. $17.99. ISBN: 978-0525426011. 304p. Gr. 9-adult. P8 Q6

This book is a horror-romance that might be disturbing to sensitive readers, as the brutal murders that happen in the book are described in vivid detail.  It was very real to me, as the setting is similar to my home town and the murdered kids are around my age.  It was really scary because the story was told from the victims’ points of view, but this also made it more predictable, because you knew who was going to die next.  I didn’t like the fact that the killer’s identity was revealed so soon in the book, though.  Other things – like the incompetent police and the love story – were just too cliché for me. However, I think this book will appeal to a lot of kids because horror is really popular and so is romance.

May 2018 review by NHS student.


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