The Creeping (Paperback)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481418874, 416pp.
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
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Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again.
Now Stella is seventeen, and she’s over it. She’s the lucky one who survived, and sure, the case is still cloaked in mystery—and it’s her small town’s ugly legacy—but Stella is focused on the coming summer. She’s got a great best friend, a hookup with an irresistibly crooked smile, and two months of beach days stretching out before her.
Then along comes a corpse, a little girl who washes up in an ancient cemetery after a mudslide, and who has red hair just like Jeanie did. Suddenly memories of that haunting day begin to return, and when Stella discovers that other red-headed girls have gone missing as well, she begins to suspect that something sinister is at work.
And before the summer ends, Stella will learn the hard way that if you hunt for monsters, you will find them.
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Praise For The Creeping…
— April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
"Leave[s] chills long after the last page."
— Publishers Weekly
"Genuine and truly eerie. Readers will be up all night finishing Sirowy's debut."
— Romantic Times
"Sirowy successfully weaves in an unnerving supernatural backstory, but the book’s very human conclusion is far more frightening than any of the town’s superstitions. A solid choice for horror fans, this novel will is a spook-tastic spine-tingler."
— School Library Journal
"Delivers with a nicely suspenseful plot that builds to a crisis point. Intriguing all the way through."
— Kirkus Reviews
"[For] horror fans looking for a creepy thrill."