Room of Shadows by Ronald Kidd

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Read Room of Shadows Online Free - Ever since his dad left, David Cray has had anger issues. So after he beats up school bully Jake Bragg, his mom grounds him in their creepy new house. Bored, David discovers a secret room with an old-fashioned desk, a chest, and a carving of a raven. Suddenly he's having strange dreams about the room and the house, and violence seems to follow him wherever he goes. Who is the Raven who is taking responsibility for these violent pranks? And why do the pranks resemble Poe's stories?

Title : Room of Shadows
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ISBN : 0807568058
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Ivonne rated it ★★★★★

August 05, 2017

Take one part Edgar Allen Poe, one part haunted house tale, one part new-kid-in-town story and a soupçon of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls, and what you get is Ronald Kidd’s totally original middle-grade page-turner. Adults and kids alike will become engrossed in the story of David Cray, a 13-year...

Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary) rated it ★★★★☆

September 23, 2017

Room of Shadows was an entertaining middle-grade read with a unique premise. Almost everyone knows of Edgar Allen Poe’s works, and many know that his end was both abrupt and mysterious. It was a fittingly foggy end to a writer whose works continue to capture the imagination. Room of Shadows takes...

Brett rated it ★★★★☆

August 26, 2017

Really enjoyed this one, but with my not-uncommon caveat: what happened with the cat was really, really unnecessary. I am totally going to go re-read some of Poe's stories, though.

Angie rated it ★★★★☆

November 16, 2017

David Cray and his mom have just moved into a really creepy old house. They had to leave their old house because dad left and they could no longer afford it. Now they live downtown close to David's new school and his mom's work. David discovers a secret room in the house that had been blocked off...

Young At Heart Reader rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 21, 2018

The entire time I read this book I was constantly thinking of how much it reminded me of Goosebumps. Corny writing, a little simplistic with some spooky happenings and a twist. Granted, the twist here isn't as fun or original as some of Stine's, but it may grab some kids' attention. While I could...

Janice rated it ★★★★☆

November 11, 2017

David has been having some anger issues since his dad abandoned him and his mom; he mvoes closer to puberty; and he has to move to a different school because mom can't afford the old neighborhood. After he beats the snot out of a kid trying to bully him, he gets grounded and he begins to explore...

Gina rated it ★★★★☆

September 08, 2017

loved this edge of your seat book. For anyone who loves Edgar Allen Poe this is a must read. Since there is not much known on Poe's death, the author, Kidd, wrote a story about, "what if, this is how he died." The story revolves around a boy who has to move because his parents divorced and he is...

Alison rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 04, 2017

I must say I was underwhelmed by this book. Though it was a quick read and engaging at first, the whole evil Edgar Allan Poe premise was ridiculous and nonsensical. About 75% of the way through, I couldn't wait for it to be over. I expected better from Robald Kidd--I wouldn't recommend this book...

Jenni rated it ★★★☆☆

September 22, 2017

There is a reader for this book somewhere, but I am not that person. The choppy writing style combined with the limited narrator means I didn't really sympathize with the main character at all, and the creep factor wasn't high enough for me to finish the book on creepiness alone.

Kaitlyn rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 06, 2017

I think I would have liked this book better if the villain weren't Edgar Allan Poe. It just seems like too outrageous, since Poe was a real person. It would have been easier to suspend my disbelief if Poe had possessed a living character instead of becoming zombie!Poe.

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