Frozen Charlotte, written by Alex Bell


717cqr21ohl       Frozen Charlotte, written by Alex Bell, Published by Scholastic Press, (9780545941082), 2016 (UK edition 2014)

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 4

Genre:  Horror

What did you like about the book?  The plot doesn’t rely solely on horror – there’s a side plot involving a character who may or may not be a psychopath. The mixing of mind games and creepy ghost stuff makes the story more authentic. This would be an excellent teen horror film.

What didn’t you like about the book?  The title, Frozen Charlotte, alludes to the story of a Victorian girl who was too proud to wear a cloak while riding in the cold and froze to death. Parts of the story involve Frozen Charlotte dolls, but the reason for them being in the house and manifesting that particular ghost is never explained.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Teens who enjoy popular horror that isn’t too gory, such as The Dead Girls of Hysteria High.

Who should buy this book? School & public libraries

Where would you shelve it and why? Young Adult Fiction

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? If you like horror.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Robin Fosdick, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

Date of review: 12.6.16

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