The must-read middle-grade novel from the author of super-spooky Crater Lake.
Perfect for 9+ fans of R.L.Stineâ€™s Goosebumps. â€œDeliciously scary and hilarious comedy-horror, perfectly pitched for eight-plus.â€ The Guardian â€œBrilliantly creepy fun for young horror fans, with an unexpectedly moving ending.â€ The i, 30 of the best childrenâ€™s books for Easter. â€œJennifer Killickâ€™s talent for horror and humour is blended brilliantly here as the spiky dialogue, unstoppable pace and genuinely menacing atmosphere build to a tremendous climaxâ€â€“ Daily Mail â€œA heart-stopping thrill ride of a book.â€ â€“ M.G.
Leonard, author of Adventures on Trains series â€œBRILLIANT!â€ â€“ Vashti Hardy, author of Brightstorm WINNER of the Young Reader category in the Childrenâ€™s Literature Festivals Book Awards 2023! It's basically the worst school detention ever.
When classmates (but not mate-mates) Hallie, Angelo, Gustav and Naira are forced to come to school on a SATURDAY, they think things canâ€™t get much worse.
But theyâ€™re wrong. Things are about to get seriously scary. What has dragged their teacher underground?
Why do the creepy caretakers keeping humming the tune to Itsy Bitsy Spider? And what horrors lurk in the shadows, getting stronger and meaner every minute . . .? Cut off from help and in danger each time they touch the ground, the gangâ€™s only hope is to work together.
But itâ€™s no coincidence that they're all there on detention.
Someone has been watching and plotting and is out for revenge . . .