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Born Burning
Born Burning
Author: Thomas Sullivan
It's a chair that has been passed down from generation to generation. But ten-year-old Joey doesn't dare go near it-even though it seems terribly important to Joey's father and uncle. Because the chair is part of a family tradition. A tradition in which Joey must take his place-no matter how terrifying...
ISBN-13: 9780451207548
ISBN-10: 0451207548
Publication Date: 12/3/2002
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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An ancient chair is handed down from generation to generation, always given to the first-born son. If the chair is given to any other child other than the first-born son and the child sits in it, he mysteriously disappears. The chair makes its way to Joey, who is deathly afraid of the chair after watching his step-brother disappear from it. He can come close to the chair and hear screams and cries of other children. Is the chair evil? What does his strange Uncle Lucien have to do with the chair and why does he want him to sit in it so badly?

A very interesting story that reminds me of some of Stephen King's short stories. Good mystery, supernatural, and horror elements combine to make this a fast-paced read.
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very good book
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Book was a bit strange for my liking. Worth the read though.
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Well written. Suspenseful and eerie.