A splendidly rendered, macabre picaresque—muscular and tender, imaginative and grotesque, cynical yet deeply moving.
—Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave
Kraus’ careful prose gifts Mr. Finch with a voice that retains a sheen of elegance even as it repulses readers with macabre imagery.
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“Del Toro and Kraus have deftly forged a thrilling, nightmare-inducing, monstrous world that’s just as dangerous as the trials and tribulations of middle school.”
— Tony DiTerlizzi, The Spiderwick Chronicles
“Not for the timid hearted! The authors know the young want stories that do not lie about the shadows under beds and bridges—and in human hearts.”
— Cornelia Funke, The Inkheart Trilogy
The demon offspring of Stephen King’s The Shining and Hitchcock’s Psycho.
— Michael Grant
Daniel Kraus writes raw and deft and dangerous. Consider yourself warned.
— Adele Griffin
A memorably brutal assault on the senses, not for the fainthearted or delicate.
— Publishers Weekly
A new horror classic.
Uncompromising, dark, and true.
— Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
A cerebral romp through a fascinating, revolting underworld.
— Kirkus Reviews
Utterly unique from the very first line.
— Joshua Ferris
Beneath the terror and the thrills, there is *truth* in this haunting tale. It pierced my heart straight through.
— Lauren Myracle
A chilling, enthralling, and poignant look at the bridge to adulthood.
— San Francisco Book Review