7.13.2005

Book Review: Dread Locks

Dread Locks (Dark Fusion #1) by Neal Shusterman

SUMMARY: Parker Baer has it all, and is bored with his life as a priveleged rich kid. When the exotic-looking Tara moves in next door, Parker is intrigued by her beauty, as well as by her odd behaviors. Her curly hair seems almost alive, she always wears reflective sunglasses, and she doesn't understand the concept of personal property. But Parker realizes something more sinister lurks behind Tara's beauty as he watches her befriend students at his school...and one by one they start changing...

OPINION: The concept behind Shusterman's new series is a fusion of myth, legend, and fairy tale. This book is brings together Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the legend of Medusa. If you know both of those stories, then you won't be surprised by a lot of the action in this book, until the very end. Nonetheless, it was a quick read that kept me hooked. If you like the Fear Street or Cirque du Freak books, or just horror/suspense in general, pick it up! Titles to follow this one include Red Rider's Hood and Duckling Ugly.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think this book is AWESOME! The part I really liked was when Tara made Parker like her. My least favorite part was when Tara and Parker made eachother into stone. That was a horrible ending. Overall though, I loved this book!

hisdorkface said...

yes i think this a really great book but too but the ending just killed it for me.

Anonymous said...

i loved this book so much!!! i couldnt stop reading. the ending was just not what i hoped and expected.