The Clackity by Lora Senf
Release Date: June 28, 2022
Why I love this book: Have you ever read a book that you loved so much that you have a hard time actually forming sentances? Maybe that's just me. At least it is me for this book. The Clackity is actual perfection. I am deeply in love with this strange, beautiful, terrifying, hopeful book.
Evie lives in a haunted town, her house has burnt down, her parents are missing and considered dead, and now her Aunt has taken a huge risk and been taken into an alternate realm and it's up to Ecie to face the darkness, face her fears and save her Aunt.
Senf completely nails the balance on this story and it perfectly hits that middle grade horror note. It's scary, there are moments where we aren't sure if Evie will be able to get past what scares her, but it is also full of so many acts of bravery (both physical and mental) that I know will inspire kids to believe they can do the hard things.
As a small addition... I have never read a book that I wanted to become a TV series so badly. My middle schoolers are always looking for the next show to get obsessed with and they also love horror. This book is almost perfectly suited to be a series... each week with Evie tackling a new challenge. I want to see it, how do we make this happen??
I can not wait to add this book to my shelves next year.
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