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PDF ´ BOOK The Orphan of Awkward Falls FREE À KEITH GRAVES Û When thirteen year old Josephine moves to Awkward Falls she can't help but snoop around the dilapidated mansion next door Inevitably she is captured by the house s strange inhabitants an ancient automaton who serves as a butler a cat patched together Unately for Josephine and Thaddeus he s headed their way Can these unlikely friends stop Stenchley before it's too late? With a penchant for spooky details surprising twists and haunting illustrations Keith Graves delivers a suspenseful and engaging first nov Very silly cute and a little gross I loved the main character Josephine but wish there had been resolution for the robot

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Ew odd parts and most surprising of all a boy named Thaddeus Hibble Meanwhile Fetid Stenchley the most feared patient in the Asylum for the Dangerously Insane is on the loose after making a dramatic escape and there is only one thing on his mindrevenge Unfort I borrowed this from a friend who received it as an Early Reviewer book It looked promising as a YA sci fihorror novel but I found that the execution fell flat and I found it a struggle to stay interested in the storyJosephine and her crunchy enlightened parents move into a creepy old dilapidated house in a small town in northern Canada Josephine makes friends with an orphaned boy scientist who lives in the creepy old dilapidated mansion next door and he turns out to be not what either of them expected There's also a scary villain some monsters and robots and some running and biting and a fire before the story works itself out The story tries hard to be fun and random with little details about the parents' uirky habits and vegetarianism and the town's Sauerkraut Awareness Day and the library slash fishing tackle shop But it seems to miss the mark or at least to be confused about its direction Sometimes it's shockingly graphic sometimes it's cloying and predictable sometimes it's just uneven My 12 yr old friend found it too scary to finish and I believe she is probably right at the center of the target audienceI think the frankenstein y story idea has potential but I found this particular book forgettable

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The Orphan of Awkward FallsWhen thirteen year old Josephine moves to Awkward Falls she can't help but snoop around the dilapidated mansion next door Inevitably she is captured by the house s strange inhabitants an ancient automaton who serves as a butler a cat patched together with a f This book sounded like a lot of fun for my kids and I just in time for Halloween It touts a whimsically grotesue villain an eccentric mad scientist who just happens to be a young orphan boy a robot butler a talking cat and a lot of adventure The illustrations looked creepy and the premise sounded funThe publishers indicate that this book is aimed at 8 12 year old kids From the first pages of the book I must adamantly say that age range is WRONG There is no way I'd want my nearly 8 year old daughter reading this Even with my 10 and 11 year old sons I'd be worried that there are segments that are too gruesome too violent too graphic Am I being an overly protective and highly sensitive parent? Maybe a little but I don't think I'm overreacting too much when I say this book should have a distinct PG 13 rating for violence and grotesue scenes of horror I'm open to the idea of gross elements of horror or just creepy scenes or descriptions But for kids not yet in their teens let's keep that horror at the level of RL Stine's Goosebumps books This book goes a bit too farPutting the erroneous age rating aside this was a pretty fun book The illustrations were great Although the placement of the illustrations felt a bit oddrather than being on the facing page for the scene they described they were usually a page prior or after and sometimes the illustrations were all at the beginning or end of a chapter and felt disconnected from the scene they were trying to illustrateThe mysterious plot was intriguing and had me anxiously searching for answers along with the characters While there were a lot of stereotypical tropes in this northern Canadian town it served as a vivid backdrop for the adventure The scenes were tight and fast paced Even when largely unbelievable I felt my heart race as the characters struggled to solve the mystery and surviveThere was a disconnect for me in the cheesy and juvenile humor as compared with the gruesome horror and violence in other scenes It was as though this book couldn't decide whether to be an adult horror book or a creepy kids book Instead it tried to straddle the fence by mixing together whimsically funny characters names and actions alongside violently disturbing attacks and violence The result felt somewhat schizophrenicWhile I had fun with this story and enjoyed the writing I can't recommend it to my kids Due to its very youthful tone it would be a hard sell for my adult friends who read horror and thrillers I guess that leaves it as a teen book but I worry that teens might think this book is too young for them and prefer to jump up to weightier horrorStill if this book finds the right audience it could be a success It's got a creative story solid writing and fun illustrations I'm just worried that parents or others will see the silly images on the cover and pick this up for young readers only to be traumatized and offended3 out of 5 stars