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The lost causes of Bleak Creek a novel

by McLaughlin, Rhett,

Format: Kindle Book 2019 2019
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"It's 1992 in Bleak Creek, North Carolina, a sleepy little place with all the trappings of an ordinary Southern town: two Baptist churches, friendly smiles coupled with silent judgments, and an unquenchable appetite for pork products. Beneath the town's cheerful faade, however, Bleak Creek teens live in constant fear of being sent to The Whitewood School, a local reformatory with a record of putting unruly teens back on the straight and narrow--a record so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the mysterious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade. At first, high school freshmen Rex McClendon and Leif Nelson believe what they've been told: that the students' strange demises were all just tragic accidents, the unfortunate consequence of succumbing to vices like Dungeons & Dragons and Nirvana. But when the shoot for their low-budget horror masterpiece, PolterDog, goes horribly awry--and their best friend, Alicia Boykins, is sent to Whitewood as punishment--Rex and Leif are forced to piece together the unsettling truth of the school and its mysterious founder, Wayne Whitewood. What the boys find--with recent NYU film school student Janine Blitstein and her cousin Donna (a former Whitewood student with secrets of her own) at their side--will leave them battling an evil beyond their wildest teenage imaginations, one that will shake Bleak Creek to its core"--
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Booklist Review: "McLaughlin and Neal, comedy duo and hosts of the popular YouTube channel Good Mythical Morning, try their hand at traditional fiction in this campy, coming-of-age horror tale. Rex, Leif, and Alicia are rebellious teens enjoying the summer before their freshmen year in the small North Carolina town of Bleak Creek, when an unfortunate accident at a town barbecue results in Alicia being sent to the Whitewood Reformatory School. The school, lauded by the folks of Bleak Creek for putting unruly children on the straight and narrow, also has a dark history of accidental student deaths. Eager to free their friend from her imprisonment, Rex and Leif, with the help of an NYU film grad visiting her grandmother, begin to unravel the mysteries of the cult-like school. Brimming with 1990s cultural references ranging from New Kids on the Block to Hypercolor t-shirts, the story is funny, spooky, and at times terrifying. Offer to readers who enjoy horror with twists and terror, but lacking blood and gore, or fans of shows like Stranger Things.--Craig Clark Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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Subjects Reformatories Fiction
Low budget films Fiction
Small cities Fiction
High school students Fiction
Humorous fiction. gsafd
Humor (Fiction)
Science Fiction
North Carolina History 20th century Fiction.
Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
Humorous fiction.
20th century
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Crown2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Neal, Link, author.
Rubin, Lance, 1981- author.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781984822154
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