Being Dead by Vivian Vande Velde

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Stars: ***1/2

This book was read for the R.I.P. II Challenge

This is a small book of short stories. It is written for young adults. I was expecting it to be scarier based on the quotes on the book:

“It’ll make you want to sleep with the lights on.” – Teen People
“Vande Velde again chills, charms, moves and startles with her customary effectiveness” – Kirkus Reviews

However I suppose the stories may be scarier for a teenager.

My favourites were the first and last story which not coincidently were the scariest of them all. (There are only 7 stories in all.) The fifth one was pretty good as well.

I’d be interested in what a young adult though of the book (16 and under more specifically.)

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