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|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
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...
March 10, 2017
Review to come closer to publication date.
July 24, 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...
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...
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...
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.
July 22, 2017
Equal parts creepy, fantastical, and out there! Middle grade kids will like this because it skirts the horror genre without being too over the top. Also, it's a pretty quick read!
September 08, 2017
Definitely creepier than I thought it would be, but I'd recommend this one.
June 26, 2017
I did not like evil Edgar, but I can see that middle schoolers would probably enjoy 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.