I am still planning on reading Little Monsters, so when I spotted this little prequel/short story up on Goodreads, I just had to check it out. It sounded absolutely creepy, and I was excited.
And it started off pretty decent. A girl and her friend are going to a party (what could possibly go wrong) and there was some tension in the air. This being a short book you only got a few hints of what was going on (it seems that her best friend has found some new friends and is following some of their bad things (smoking/drinking a lot)). The party also started off pretty nicely, though I do wonder why this girl even went to the party if she totally doesn’t want to go. I am sure her best friend would have understood (and otherwise maybe just find a new best friend?).
But then things happen… and well, I am not sure if I found it creepy, or just idiotic. The girl just steps in to a car with a guy she doesn’t know? What is up with that? Don’t they teach kids not to get into cars with strangers any more? Or is that something old-fashioned and is it considered cool to just get into cars with strange guys?
Plus I found what our MC did a bit excessive. I know she was almost
The last few sentences were OK, but again not creepy.
Also what is up with that friend. Just leaving her friend alone in an unfamiliar place. Bleh. I already was side-eyeing this girl given how strange she seemed to be acting and how much rather she would be with those new friends, but I thought she would, for this evening, stick with her oldest friend.
So yeah, not creepy at all, just frustrating and annoying.
Hopefully Little Monsters book is better than this one. I will still be reading that one, even if this one was a big disappointment.