Everyone is wearing a Swatch Watch and carrying a Trapper Keeper.
Goonies, Back to the Future, and The Breakfast Club are killing it at the theaters.
Super Mario Brothers is a lifestyle.
Posters of Duran Duran and Madonna are on every bedroom wall.
But for fifteen-year-old, August East, the biggest news is the move his family made to the odd little town of Whynot, Ohio, a cute boy named Keller West, and, of course, that whole murder thing.
*This is a DUAL POV*
I'm hooked. I need to know more about this stoic, creepy, house on the hill. I'm cheering on the romantic story of August and Keller.
Super creepy house that is actually a live-in funeral parlor!
Teens finding themselves.
The book is told from 2 POVs - August and Keller. in the beginning August and Keller and telling the same story. The first 100 pages having dual POVs didn't add much new info to the story. The same scene was told by both characters and I felt it didn't add to the story. I could have skipped those extra chapters and not missed anything. HOWEVER, this does get corrected and the reader gets intense POV's through the rest of the story and they definitely added to it.
I am anxiously awaiting PART 2. Something about that house isn't right. I need those secrets exposed!
* PART TWO IS AVAILABLE
Jelly bracelets are on every wrist.
Beaded friendship pins are on every shoelace.
Cellphones are not a thing.
Slumber parties, roller skating rinks, and arcades are all the rage.
Every kid has a key to their home and knows how to babysit themselves.
And Molly Ringwald is everyone's fantasy girl.
But for fifteen-year-old August East, his world revolves around his new house, his new friends, and a boy by the name of Keller West, that has stolen his heart.
Not to mention that whole haunted victorian home, the mysterious death of the last owner, and, oh yeah, the empty mausoleum in his backyard.