Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

Book - 2015
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"Inspired by classic tales and films, a collection of fourteen short stories ranging from bloody horror, to psychological thrillers, to supernatural creatures, to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, by acclaimed YA authors of every genre"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780803741737
0803741731
Branch Call Number: YA 808.3 SLASHER
Characteristics: 384 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tucholke, April Genevieve
Alternative Title: Slasher girls and monster boys

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skyesix Dec 08, 2016

I loved this book! It's great that each short story is from a different author so you get different points of view and takes on what it means to be scared. You never know what to expect! Each author did a fantastic job of telling a creative and compelling story in a small amount of words.

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MelissaYAReader
Aug 16, 2016

Normally short story collections are hit and miss. You get really great stories, and then some not so great stories. This collection is different. While all the stories are greatly varied, they are all wonderful. All the stories are inspired by film or classic tales. This is definitely for the horror fan as some of the stories are a bit disturbing, but fantastic. This is one of the best short story collections I have read in a while.​

Chapel_Hill_MarkR Feb 13, 2016

Each story in this collection is inspired by pop-culture ranging from Shelley's 'Frankenstein', to Hitchcock's 'The Birds' to Nirvana's 'Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle' and part of the fun honestly is trying to work out the influences while you read each story. As with all anthologies some stories are a lot stronger than others - stand outs include Nova Ren Suma's 'The Birds of Azalea Street', Carrie Ryan's 'In the Forest Dark and Deep', Jay Kristoff's (who co-wrote Illuminae which you should read right now) 'Sleepless' and A.G Howard's 'Stitches'. If you are familiar with the original tales some of the stories may fail to surprise, but most include solid writing and original ideas/twists.

Cynthia_N Feb 05, 2016

Why yes this IS a great collection of horror stories!

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