Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales

Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales

by Neal Shusterman


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Imagine being trapped forever in someone else’s nightmare, with no means of escape. Or caught on one of the most terrifying roller coasters of all time, when suddenly the tracks ahead just disappear. Enter the world of Darkness Creeping, where hollow-eyed skulls arrive in the mail and nothing is as it seems. Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner and beloved author Neal Shusterman walks on the dark side with this classic collection of masterfully creepy stories so horrifying, you may have to read them twice to remind yourself they’re not real.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142407219
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/15/2007
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 159,929
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Neal Shusterman is an award-winning author and screenwriter.  He lives in Southern California with his four children.

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Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Neal shusterman came to our school today and he said he dosn't write horror books so its an ok book i've read some of these stories myself and they are really good yet a little creepy but not at all scary
alliepeace107 More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a well written book just like all of his other books are but it was not very scary. some of them where a little creepy but non of them where scary.
seldombites on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The stories in this young adult book are really creepy. In fact, the writing is better than in many adult books I have read. The back says this book is for ages ten and up, but some of these stories are maybe a bit scary for younger readers.All of the stories in this book are so good, it was difficult to pick my favourites, but I have to give you a top three so here we go:Third place goes to Connecting Flight. If you are already afraid of flying, you may wish to skip this story. If you aren't afraid of flying, you soon will be!Coming in at second place is Black Box. This story is an example of what could happen if you were to leave something of world-shattering importance in the hands of a curious child.Finally, my favourite story in this collection (by a very narrow margin) is Same Time Next Year, a very interesting take on the hazards of time travel.All in all, this collection is well worth reading for teens and adults alike.
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Darkness Creeping is 20 short stories that will creep you out. ¿Security Blanket¿ is the story of a ¿special¿ quilt that turns into the worst type of security blanket. I may never look at quilts the same again. My favorite was probably the ¿River Tour¿. The story of a special guided trip down the River Styx. Have a fear of dentists? Ralphy Sherman¿s Root Canal is a story you can really sink your teeth into. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes short stories, the creepier the better. If you are a Neal Shusterman fan then I would definitely recommend this book. I gave it a 5 out of 5
Elferkid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The stories were scary. At some times i had to read another book or watch a TV show to dispose of the fear. Don't get me wrong though, this book was great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good because it doent introduce something new out if nowhere, but it shows you this happened because... ,I recomend this book to everyone but especiall people with busy skedule because I know i just hate coming back to a book and not have any idea about what is happeninjg.
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I really enjoyed Shadows of dobut!
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I just got his autograph in greenville and I read the one about ralphy's root canal. one word...FUNNY!! I was the first one to get this book signed ever!!! N.S. rocks!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It consists of 10 different scary stories. Whenever I read this book, I seem to get chills creeping up from my spine. The stories also give you that 'Oh!' or 'That's why...' feeling you get when you read a good scary story. I guarantee to you that this book is worth all your while. You will not regret the choice to buy and read this book. Go to neal shusterman's site to read an exerpt from the story.. also check out Darkness Creeping 2!
Peg Sahagun More than 1 year ago
The book wasn't that creepy. Only the monkeys kept me up at night and probably tonight too since i just mentioned it.