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The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door
Author: Jack Ketchum
Suburbia. SHady tree-lined streets, well-tended lawns and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark damp basement of the Chandler house, Med and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rages of a distant aunt who is rapidly descending into madnes...  more »
ISBN: 53542
Pages: 340
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4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Dorchester
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 9
If you are a true horror junkie, you'll like it, though you might feel sickened; if you are not a horror fan, stay away from this book! I think in some books, if the idea that something could really happen, it just seems that much more revolting. Ketchum is a big name for horror fans these days. I've read some more by him and though some might not agree, this one was tame compared to some I've read. It's disgusting, true, but tamer than some of his others.
reviewed The Girl Next Door on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Couldn't put the book down. Though it is very disturbing. Do not order if your faint at heart!
reviewed The Girl Next Door on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Read it in one day, very disturbing, I can't believe what they did to that poor girl, i was so angry at times, i wanted to just jump right in and grab those kids, the lady was really nuts, a must read.
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Helpful Score: 4
you should have a strong stomach for cruelety to be able to read this book
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Helpful Score: 3
I knew when I started reading this book that would not be easy. Not just because of the reviews I read or the description of the story. But because I knew that even though this story was fiction..it was based on a true story. That's what made it hard. But as hard as it was, it was still a book I could not put down. Truly terrifying at times, The Girl Next Door, reminds us that the real monsters are not the vampires and werewolves of movies and books, but the people in our own backyards. The real monsters look like you and me. That's what scares me most.
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