Little David Lost
by E.S. Moore
What is it about:
Marybelle Lane would never say she’d had a perfect life. Nightmares haunted her nearly every night. Things she couldn’t explain kept happening. And just when she thought things couldn’t get worse, her dad died right in front of her, seemingly murdered by a nightmare turned real. But mercifully, the nightmares ceased.
Or did they?
Only a year after her torments ended, the nightmares have returned. Marybelle knows they are real, though no one believes her. She fears the night, knowing that if she falls asleep, she’ll be haunted by a world of dust where a trio of girls sing a rhyme she can’t decipher, by shadows that move...
...and by the decayed voice of a little boy she is beginning to know all too well...
What did I think of it:
This is a creepy and disturbing read.
Moore manages to set a really great mood for this story. It's unsettling and dark.
Not only are Marybelle's dreams more than disturbing, her waking life is no picnic either. I liked how Moore showed how Marybelle's nightmares had their impact on not only her, but also on those around her.
I was once again left wondering if real teenagers act like those in fiction though. There were some scenes that felt a bit too out there, but maybe I was lucky and went to a very 'boring' school myself as a teen.
Otherwise this was a really suspenseful and creepy story. I kept guessing what was going on, what was real and what was dream. Marybelle's attempts to escape her nightmares and put her life back to order are heartbreaking at times and gave emotion to this scary tale.
All in all this is a story that gets under your skin and makes you nervous to put the lights out after having read it. I will most certainly check out other books by Moore.
Why should you read it:
It's a really creepy YA read
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