To celebrate October, heres a hell-raising story to get us in the Halloween mood.
Five years ago, Abby Booths mom, co-host of a ghost-hunting reality show, went missing while filming in a haunted cave in Arizona.
Since then, Abbys life has all but fallen to pieces, most notably because of her dads deep depression and how theyve drifted further and further apart.
But now, at seventeen, Abby has decided that things will change. She plans to go to the same cave where her mom and the crew went missing and to find out, once and for all, what happened there.
With the help of the co-hosts son Charlie and two of his friends, Abby sets off on a quest for answers . . . but what the group ends up finding, what they stumble across in that dark, primordial cave in Arizona, is nothing they could have ever imagined.
Abby was investigating a possible haunting . . . she never expected that there could be something worse.
This book has a story-telling style that Ive never seen before. The way each chapter switches between the Then and Now. Youre left in the dark for most of the story.
I considered multiple times just reading the Then chapters first, and the Now chapters next, but I stuck with reading the story the way it was written.
Even though you feel lost, keep reading. The Then and Now element makes this story all the more suspenseful.
Thats enough about the writing style. On to something else.
The main subject featured in this story is Religion vs. Science. Theres a whole Then chapter talking about different religions, how some religions have more than one god, and how science is involved. And Im going to stop there because all of that chapters information went over my head. Besides, you cant have a reasonable conversation about Religion vs. Science without hurting someone elses feelings.
This weeks Weird but True Fact an Odd Discovery
A man accidentally discovered a 49,000-year-old human settlement while taking a bathroom break in an Australian park.