The Orphan of Awkward Falls, by Keith Graves

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When Josephine's family moves to Awkward Falls, she can't help but be intrigued by the rundown mansion next door—especially after she discovers its strange inhabitants: an automaton; a talking, stitched together cat; and one strange, brilliant little boy. [Image: a robot holds a plate of organs and chocolate] When a notorious cannibal escapes from the Asylum for the Dangerously Insane, Josephine and her odd neighbors could be in danger. This just utterly gross book is accompanied by great, spooky illustrations (also gross). Spookiness: 2/5. Gross-o-meter: 5/5

Spooky elements: This book isn't very frightening, really, but it is DISGUSTING.

Good for: Middle school kids of a certain temperament should love it (you know, the ones who like gore and anything creepy, crawly, slimy, or oozing).


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